Gustaf Aulen. Gustaf Aulén () was the Bishop of Strängnäs in the Church of Sweden and the author of Christus Victor: An Historical Study of the Three. The term Christus Victor comes from the title of Gustaf Aulén’s groundbreaking book 1st published in ’31 which drew attention to early Church understanding of. Christus Victor: an historical study of the three main types of the idea of atonement by Gustaf Aulén(Book) editions published between and in 6.

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The earliest Church, however, never viewed the atonment exactly like we do today and that is what the Christus Victor book explains. Anyone who wants to think about After gustfa this book I am even more committed to the Anselmian view of the atonement.

There, too, it is God who offers the sacrifice to Himself. Lewis read this book as well, considering this quote from Mere Christianity: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. About the Author Bishop Gustaf Aulen was a distinguished Swedish theologian, educator, lecturer, writer, and leader of the ecumenical movement. This is no minor gkstaf, for a denial of the Latin view of atonement by conclusion threatens the Reformed touchstone of sola fidei. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

Christus Victor by Gustaf Aulén

Just like Abraham sacrificing his own son, Isaac, God himself sacrifices Himself in his Son, to reconcile Himself with humanity: That is the formula. Christ is victorious; and the satan is defeated. Return to Book Page. Luther is a master of juxtaposing the opposites: Lee rated it it was amazing Shelves: Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Technically, I don’t own it: Aug 04, Jacob Aitken added it.


Can’t say enough good about this important work. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Christ is not paying the devil; rather, He is claiming back the world away from the bondage of sin and death. Its strength lies in its presentation of a vivid and robust picture of the work of Christ. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. But that is no excuse for smoothing over the primary text by importing a thesis garnered from the secondary ones. For Adam had become the devil’s possession, and the devil held him under his power, by having wrongfully practised deceit upon him, and by the offer of immortality made him subject to death.

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Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Jan 20, Joel Wentz rated it it was amazing. It’s definitely a prerequisite for any apologetic for or against it or for or against the other views. The Hebrew word ” tikkun olam ,” repairing the world, has the same idea. According to Aulen, however, there is another type of atonement doctrine in which Christ overcomes the hostile powers that hold humanity in subjection, at guataf same time that God in Christ reconciles the world to Himself.

Do not let the complexity of the book cause you to leave it off of your aulenn list. Adam fell at the forbidden tree; and creation was lost as result. Gusstaf “saved” are like the companions of the absolute monarch, at one with his judgments and protected under his aegis–perfect servants as it were.


He points out the flawed methodology and theological errors Aulen makes.

Please try again later. The Holy Trinity in the Life of the Church. I also realise that my low rating is insignificant, since this work is undoubtedly seminal. Most Western Christians Protestant and Roman do not know that their understanding of the cross is only one of the Christian views of the cross.

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To ask other readers questions about Christus Victorplease sign up. Being relatively short, odds are we read it between two class sessions as a supplement to the primary source materials covered.

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Journey Through Christian Theology. It is very helpful in adding to or helping you develop your theology on the atonement.