Total Atonement: Trinitarian Participation in the Reconciliation of Humanity and Creation

Total Atonement: Trinitarian Participation in the Reconciliation of Humanity and Creation

by W. Ross Hastings

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Total Atonement re-imagines the “apprehended mystery” of the atonement in light of the triune nature of God and the person and work of the incarnate Christ. W. Ross Hastings proposes participation as a theory or framework of atonement that holds all other models within it. He argues that God’s participation in humanity in order that humans might participate in God invites a total approach to the mystery of the atonement, that is, one that involves the whole Trinity, the whole person and history of Christ, and all the biblical motifs and theological models of atonement–– including penal substitution (properly nuanced to overcome its caricatures), Christus victor, satisfaction, vicarious life, and moral exemplar. Hastings re-examines the scope of the atonement in light of these Trinitarian, incarnational realities.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781978702141
Publisher: Fortress Academic
Publication date: 10/09/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

W. Ross Hastings is the Sangwoo Youtong Chee Professor of Theology at Regent College.
W. Ross Hastings is associate professor of pastoral theology at Regent College in Vancouver, Canada. He is the author of Missional God, Missional Church: Hope for Re-evangelizing the West (2012), as well as articles in peer-reviewed journals such as the International Journal of Systematic Theology and Scottish Journal of Theology.

Table of Contents

Part I: The Christological Foundation of Total Atonement

1.Redemption and Creation

2.The Work of Atonement in the Totality of the Son’s Person

3. The Being and Act of the Persons of the Trinity in Atonement

Part II: The Participatory Framework

4. Nomenclature in Atonement Theology

5. The Son’s Participation in Humanity and Human Participation in the Son through the Spirit

Part III: The Dialectical Fullness of the Atonement: Metaphors, Motifs, and Models

6. The Wealth of Biblical Metaphors

7. Historico-Theological Metaphors: Moral Influence

8. Historico-Theological Models: Vicarious Humanity

9. Historico-Theological Models: Ransom and Satisfaction as Recapitulation or Theosis

10.Historico-Theological Models: Christus Victor

11.Historico-Theological Models: The Origins of the Penal Substitution Model

12.Historico-Theological Models: Proponents of the Penal Substitution Model

13.Historico-Theological Models: Prominence of the Penal Substitution Model

14.Historico-Theological Models: Participation and the Penal Substitution Model

15.Applying the Atonement as Sufficient for All

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