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The Wrath of God and the Blood of Chirst

Stephen T. Davis

in Christian Philosophical Theology

Published in print March 2006 | ISBN: 9780199284597
Published online May 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603778 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199284598.003.0013
 						The Wrath of God and the Blood of Chirst

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This chapter defends two venerable but largely ignored concepts in the general area of atonement: the wrath of God and the blood of Christ. The first is important because it constitutes a barrier against any sort of general moral or religious relativism. The second is important because it is always costly to rectify a terribly wrong situation. Contrary to the theory that Jesus’ life and death was essentially a fine moral example to emulate, some sort of robust atonement, like the death of the Son of God, is necessary. It is also argued that hell is compatible with the love of God.

Keywords: atonement; sin; wrath of God; blood of Christ; justice; hell

Chapter.  6813 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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