Recovering the Scandal of the Cross: Atonement in New Testament & Contemporary Contexts, Second Ed.  -     By: Mark D. Baker, Joel B. Green
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Recovering the Scandal of the Cross: Atonement in New Testament & Contemporary Contexts, Second Ed.

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For the first-century Roman world the cross was first and foremost an instrument of shameful and violent execution. But early Christians, who had seen their world upended by the atoning power of the cross of Christ, came to view it in an entirely different light.

Deeply scandalous, it was paradoxically glorious. For the cross of Christ marked the epochal saving event in God's dealings with Israel and the world. And its meaning could not be fathomed or encircled by a single image or formulation. Since its initial publication in 2000, Recovering the Scandal of the Cross has initiated among evangelicals a new conversation about the nature of the atonement and how it should be expressed in the varied and global contexts of today. In this second edition Green and Baker have clarified and enlarged their argument in a way that will continue to provoke thought and conversation on this critical topic.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 266
Vendor: IVP Academic
Publication Date: 2011
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0830839313
ISBN-13: 9780830839315
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For the first-century Roman world the cross was first and foremost an instrument of shameful and violent execution. But early Christians, who had seen their world upended by the atoning power of the cross of Christ, came to view it in an entirely different light. Deeply scandalous, it was paradoxically glorious. For the cross of Christ marked the epochal saving event in God's dealings with Israel and the world. And its meaning could not be fathomed or encircled by a single image or formulation. Since its publication in 2000, Recovering the Scandal of the Cross has initiated among evangelicals a new conversation about the nature of the atonement and how it should be expressed in the varied and global contexts of today. In this second edition Green and Baker have clarified and enlarged their argument in a way that will continue to provoke thought and conversation on this critical topic.

Author Bio

Baker earned his Ph.D. in theology and ethics from Duke University. A theologian and Mennonite missionary, he has observed and ministered to the church in Honduras for ten years. Currently, Baker serves as associate professor of mission and theology at Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary in Fresno, California. Joel B. Green (B.S., M.Th., Ph.D.) is professor of New Testament interpretation, Fuller Theological Seminary. He was vice president of academic affairs, provost and professor of New Testament interpretation at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. Prior to his appointment at Asbury in 1997, he was associate professor of New Testament at the American Baptist Seminary of the West/Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. His books include (Abingdon, 2004); (Baker, 2003); (Chalice, 2003); (with Paul Achtemeier and Marianne Meye Thompson, 2001); (2000); (with Mark Baker, 2000); (with Max Turner, 2000) and in the New International Commentary on the New Testament (1997). For over 20 years, Green has been the editor of a journal providing evangelical resources and perspectives to United Methodist seminarians. An ordained elder in the United Methodist Church, he has pastored churches in Texas, Scotland and Northern California. He has also served on the boards of Berkeley Emergency Food and Housing Project, and magazine.

Endorsements

Here is a fresh look at the cross of Jesus...I highly recommend it to all Christians who...seek to understand and articulate with integrity the saving significance of the cross of Jesus in our postmodern world.
—John Driver,
Goshen College

By focusing on the importance of narrative context, language and metaphor, this book recaptures some of the mystery and complexity of New Testament views of atonement. Besides engaging recent debates on the salvific meaning of the crucifixion, this revised edition surveys New Testament, historical, and contemporary models of the atonement, revealing unintended side effects of a contemporary model of penal satisfaction. Scholars and pastors will gain from the insights of this clear and well-researched study--one that shows the necessity of doing theology that relates to the mission of the church in every context and generation.
—Frances S. Adeney,
William A. Benfield Jr. Professor of Evangelism and Global Mission, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary

In the second edition of Recovering the Scandal of the Cross, Baker and Green continue the important conversation about the doctrine of the atonement by responding to new proposals and to critics of the book's first edition. . . . Most helpful is their insightful treatment of non-Western views of the cross which pushes forward evangelical attempts at cultural contextualization without sheer accommodation. Everyone interested in cutting-edge theological thinking about the atonement must read this second edition.
—Roger E. Olson,
Professor of Theology, George W. Truett Theological Seminary, Baylor University

Joel Green and Mark Baker offer a richly-textured interpretation which does justice both to the variety of models of atonement in the Bible and to the varieties of postmodern culture. This is thought-provoking theology for a mission context.
—Stephen Travis,
Formerly Vice-Principal of St. John's College, Nottingham UK

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