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The Theological Constraints

Richard Sturch

in The Word and the Christ

Published in print March 1991 | ISBN: 9780198261988
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191682278 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198261988.003.0008
The Theological Constraints

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This chapter examines the theological constraints to the acceptance of the correctness of the traditional Christological views. It focuses on the issues of universal or individual atonement and revelation, and discusses the universal schemes for both atonement and revelation, which hold that atonement is an act of God where salvation is made available to all people and that revelation is the way God makes available a certain body of knowledge which may be learned, ignored, or rejected by those to whom it is sent.

Keywords: Christology; atonement; revelation; salvation; God; religious criticism

Chapter.  4572 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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