Concordia Theological Monthly

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vicarious satisfaction, doctrine, atonement, quenstedt, lutheran, sin, orthodoxy, theologians, barth, aulen

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


The last decades have witnessed some significant and provocative studies in the doctrine of the Atonement. Two of these studies particularly have stimulated interest by the way in which they have broken with the old Lutheran and Protestant treatment of the doctrine while attempting at the same time to be entirely Biblical in the approach and presentation of the doctrine. On the one hand, Gustaf Aulen classifies the post-Reformation teaching as only a slight and more logical modification of the doctrine of Anselm, a teaching dominated by the idea of satisfaction and the legal motif. In contrast to this, Aulen offers his well-known "classic idea" with its victory motif, and identifies this with Luther's teaching.


Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

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Psalm 69:4; Matthew 20:28; 1 Timothy 2:6; 1 John 2:2; 1 John 4:10; Romans 3:24-25; Romans 5:10; 2 Corinthians 5:18 ff; Ephesians 1:7; Colossians 1:14; 1 Peter 1:18; 1 Corinthians 6:20; Galatians 3:13; Isaiah 63:3;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars