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    review Atonement and the Death of Christ: An Exegetical, Historical, and Philosophical Exploration book Atonement and the Death of Christ: An Exegetical, Historical, and Philosophical Exploration – William Lane Craig Read The normally erudite Dr Craig presents an extended error filled presentation for penal substitution Dr Craig’s book Atonement and

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    book Atonement and the Death of Christ: An Exegetical, Historical, and Philosophical Exploration – William Lane Craig Read There are essentially three parts to this book The first is an analysis of the Biblical data and the exegetical case for the penal substitutionary view of the atonement The second is a historical summary of the major theolo

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    William Lane Craig ☆ 5 Read characters × PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ William Lane Craig review Atonement and the Death of Christ: An Exegetical, Historical, and Philosophical Exploration William lane Craig is not just a good philosopher he is also a great writer The book links a number of areas of the atonement to create a well thought out argument that is Historical philosophical and theological based on the biblical data I love the countless citations he has implemented in order to further the readers

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review Atonement and the Death of Christ: An Exegetical, Historical, and Philosophical Exploration

Read Atonement and the Death of Christ: An Exegetical, Historical, and Philosophical Exploration ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Christian doctrine drawing upon Old and New Testament studies historical theology and analytic philosophy The study unfolds in three discrete parts Craig first explores the biblical basis of atonement and unfolds the wide variety of motifs used to characterize this doctrine Craig then highlights some of the principal alternative theories of the atonement offered by great Christian thinkers of the premodern era Lastly Craig's exploration delves into a constructive and innovative engagement with philosophy of law which allows an understanding of atonement that moves beyond mystery and into the coh. The normally erudite Dr Craig presents an extended error filled presentation for penal substitution Dr Craig s book Atonement and the Death of Christ serves to show the danger of de contextualization that often happens in systematic theology a transparent title of the book would have been A Threefold Defense of Penal Substitution Craig presents countless examples of unsound proof texting and ultimately ends up building a self defeating argument Even though I have a ton of respect for Dr Craig there is simply no way to get around all the errors in his book The problems show up in the foundation what he calls the anchor of his review of the biblical data On p 23 he writes The predominant motif used in the NT to characterize the atonement is the portrayal of Christ s death as a sacrificial offering to God on our behalf On the same page he provides a pithy summary of another author that includes a number of passages Here are the problemsProblem 1 Dr Craig thinks that Jesus as a sacrifice is primarily about God getting something not about God giving someone problems 2 to propitiate means to appease to placate to satisfy The object of expiation is sin the object of propitiation is God There are four problems hereProblem 1 We do not know where Craig got these definitionsProblem 2 Expiate on dictionarycom and enoxforddictionariescom describe expiation as dealing with reparation ie making something right in some wayProblem 3 There is not a single verse regarding animal sacrifices where God is the object of propitiation Craig makes very loose inferences to get thereProblem 4 Craig has picked a definition from somewhere that speaks of propitiation as being a verb ie to propitiate Summary Problem 4 combined with the wrong emphasis mentioned earlier turns into error It sets up the reader for thinking that propitiation is used as a verb where God is the object This usage is completely different than NT usage The NT never has God being propitated by the sacrifice of His Son Instead He is the one sending the propitiation eg Romans 3 see also Romans 51719Problem 3 Because of the de contextualization Craig misses that the effects of death is the topic of the first clause ie blood in v 9 and death in v10 and the effect of JesusHis life is the topic of the second clause ie by him in v9 and his life in v10 So although related Craig applies a part of a verse that is speaking about Jesus after he had been raised and mistakenly applied it to Jesus deathSummary The passages Craig tried to use to set up the discussion on the biblical data reveals a counter contextual understanding of what happened on the cross Jesus did not have to die to change something about the Father ie appease His wrath God sent His Son because of who He is because we are the ones that needed to be changed by the cross we had to be reconciled to Him He never had to be reconciled to usCraig s approach suffers from a skewed emphasis uestionable definitions de contextualization and ultimately creates a self defeating argument From his own book he has supplied the defeaters for his own defense of penal substitution the uotes show evidence for the premises1 According to Penal Substitution Jesus was punished by God what Yahweh has done in afflicting His righteous Servant Isa 5214 531 10 p51 the LORD s punishment of His Servant in Isaiah 53 p522 God is always just when He punishes It would have been inconceivable to the biblical authors that God might act unjustly p271 Citing Gen 1825 and Romans 9143 Jesus was punished unjustly the injustice of what he suffered p 56 the unjust death p58 Maltreatment p61 But Christ s innocent death was undeserved p1184 Therefore God did not punish Jesus5 Therefore penal substitution is falseThe above part is important because Craig s argument can be defeated by using his own statements In section III regarding philosophical reflections Craig does not make a positive case for his own view Instead he provides various work arounds to various objections to penal substitution eg If we simply replace the term punishment with penalty with respect to God s harsh treatment of Christ then the alleged incoherence vanishes p173 74 In section III he would clearly enumerate the opposing arguments and then refute them see pp 172 but if it eliminates or precludes various facets of the biblical doctrine then we may be spared pursuing such a theory further since it fails to meet adeuately our first criterion of a Christian theory of the atonement p22Given the specific problems with Penal Substitution theory it does not meet the criterion of being ChristianUpdate1272020I received some baseless emotional feedback to my negative review However one person took the time to write a substantial response to me Please check out that comment and my response to it I simplify the self defeating syllogism provide grammatical comments on Romans 325 and Isaiah 5310 and respond to other concerns

characters × PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ William Lane CraigAtonement and the Death of Christ: An Exegetical, Historical, and Philosophical Exploration

Read Atonement and the Death of Christ: An Exegetical, Historical, and Philosophical Exploration ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Through his death on the cross Christ atoned for sin and so reconciled people to God New Testament authors drew upon a range of metaphors and motifs to describe this salvific act and down through history Christian thinkers have tried to articulate various theories to explain the atonement While Christ's sacrifice serves as a central tenet of the Christian faith the mechanism of atonement exactly how Christ effects our salvation remains controversial and ambiguous to many ChristiansIn Atonement and the Death of Christ William Lane Craig conducts an interdisciplinary investigation of this crucial. A very readable and great interaction with the atonement debate as of 2020

William Lane Craig ☆ 5 Read

Read Atonement and the Death of Christ: An Exegetical, Historical, and Philosophical Exploration ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Erent mechanism of penal substitutionAlong the way Craig enters into conversation with contemporary systematic theories of atonement as he seeks to establish a position that is scripturally faithful and philosophically sound The result is a multifaceted perspective that upholds the suffering of Christ as a substitutionary representational and redemptive act that satisfies divine justice In addition this carefully reasoned approach addresses the rich tapestry of Old Testament imagery upon which the first Christians drew to explain how the sinless Christ saved his people from the guilt of their si. There are essentially three parts to this book The first is an analysis of the Biblical data and the exegetical case for the penal substitutionary view of the atonement The second is a historical summary of the major theological theories of the atonement held from the early church through today Both of these sections are clear and well done The case for the penal substitutionary view is well presented while the other views are respected for the legitimate role that they play in understanding the atonement A valuable feature of the book is Craig s interaction with the views of Eleanor Stump and N T Wright So far the book could be rated four or even five starsIn the third section of the book Craig looks at the application of legal philosophy to the objection that punishing an innocent party is unjust Craig gets into such legal concepts as imputed guilt and legal fictions to show that there are instances where parties that do not commit the actual crime are legally punished Here in my opinion the book becomes weakThough Craig successfully demonstrates that sometimes the law may justly punish an innocent party for another s actions objections can legitimately be brought against Craig s case First it could be objected that in some of the cases cited the decision of the court though legal might still be considered unjust The second objection is that none of the cases is analogous to the situation of Christ being punished in our stead He does show that it is possible for a party to be legally punished that did not commit the crime so the concept cannot be dismissed out of hand Yet the point would be stronger if legal cases could be found that better fit the Biblical atonement model This is probably an impossible task since the imputation of guilt to a totally innocent party is something only God can do and then only if the party taking the guilt himself is both human and divine Craig recognizes the problem and so offers a way of viewing Christ suffering for our sins that is a closer fit to his legal example In a case where a manager commits a crime in the course of business the owner of the business may be imputed guilty because he put the manager in charge Craig says if we consider that it is God who put us in charge of the world then the case is analogous This may make it fit the argument better but with disastrous results The owner is guilty and punishable because he can be held responsible even though he didn t commit the act The reader may then be led to consider that Christ was punished though personally sinless because God bears a legal responsibility for our sin In fact in all the cases cited the court holds a person or entity guilty because they are in some way truly culpable even though they didn t perform the actual act Craig obviously doesn t want the reader to be drawn to this conclusion but he doesn t steer the reader away from it He doesn t even seem to take notice of where this train of thought could lead This only appears in a footnote and I think it may have been included on the spur of the moment and wasn t given enough thought I feel bad that this flaw alone causes me to rate the book three stars instead of four Nevertheless I do recommend the book for the parts that are really good and hope that a second edition might address the problem