Understanding the Atonement for the Mission of the Church

Author: 
John Driver
Call Number: 
232.3 Dri
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At the very centre of the Christian faith is Jesus, a crucified Messiah. All the wisdom and power of God have been revealed in him. Apart from such wisdom and power no genuine Christian experience is possible. Unfortunately Western Christianity has failed to take into account the centrality of the crucified Messiah. It has been far more preoccupied with worldly wisdom and power than with faithfulness to the gospel of the kingdom. It has concentrated on the salvation of the individual soul but has frequently disregarded God's purpose to create new humanity marked by sacrificial love and justice for the poor.

Driver's book is an invitation to look at the cross, not merely as the source of individual salvation, but as the place wherein begins the renewal of the creation- the new heaven and new earth that God has promised and that the messianic community anticipates.

ISBN: 
0-8361-3403-6
Publication Date: 
1986
Publisher: 
Herald Press
Location: 
ANiSA Resource Centre
Feature Text: 
At the very centre of the Christian faith is Jesus, a crucified Messiah. All the wisdom and power of God have been revealed in him. Apart from such wisdom and power no genuine Christian experience is possible. Unfortunately Western Christianity has failed to take into account the centrality of the crucified Messiah. It has been far more preoccupied with worldly wisdom and power than with faithfulness to the gospel of the kingdom. It has concentrated on the salvation of the individual soul but has frequently disregarded God's purpose to create new humanity marked by sacrificial love and justice for the poor. Driver's book is an invitation to look at the cross, not merely as the source of individual salvation, but as the place wherein begins the renewal of the creation- the new heaven and new earth that God has promised and that the messianic community anticipates.