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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That is what has to be believed. As gutsaf historical overview, Christus Victor clearly shows that this tradition emerged from what Aulen calls the “Latin” understanding of atonement, which wasn’t clearly articulated until around years into the church’s existence! A Primary Source Reader.

And, so do I. It is this, that He has redeemed me from sin, from the devil, from death and all oe.

Gustaf Aulen

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Account Options Sign in. This is a classic theological text that argues against the Augustinian notion that Christ died alen a blood sacrifice for humanity, to pay for humanity’s sins, and instead posits that the resurrection was about victory over death, not some reenactment of the Temple animal sacrifices.

This was a fantastic read! This book is very good if you can get past the learning curve. An Old Catholic Catechism. Before reading it I’d only heard references and short descriptions of the “Christus Victor” view of Christs’ work of atonement. The Covenanters of Damascus.

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For by promising that they should be as gods, which did not lie in his power, he worked death in them. Aulen’s book was a much-needed elucidation for me. Being relatively short, odds ahlen we aulsn it between two class sessions as a supplement to the primary source materials covered. A valuable elucidation of how Atonement was understood for the thousand years before Anselm got hold of it, how it was distorted further by the Reformers, and how a liberalizing backlash denuded the cross of virtually all import.


But since God is both invincible and magnanimous, He showed His gustac in correcting man, and in proving all men, as we have said; but through the Second Man He bound the strong one, and spoiled his goods, and annihilated death, bringing life to man who had become subject to death.

Aulen was a prominent theologian in the early s, and this short book is one of his most well-known works, and for good reason!

Christus Victor by Gustaf Aulén

The Hebrew word ” tikkun olam ,” repairing the world, has the same idea. I believe this is primarily due to an inconsistency in his argument, namely that while he exposits the Fathers he holds Divine Love to be the primary motivator of Christ’s atoning work e.

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In fact, I really hope to properly review it and engage with some of the ideas elsewhere.

It is a brief overview, though, so it does proceed remarkably hastily through a long, and much more complicated history which he admits. September 30, ISBN: While most of the little details have been proven impreci Aulen challenges the then-received wisdom that atonement theology was not seriously developed until basically Anselm, arguing that the first millennium of the church — as well as the East since, and many in the West — held a powerful understanding of the “atonement” worth bringing to the table.


Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. He points out the flawed methodology and theological errors Aulen makes. This is no minor quibble, for a denial of the Latin view of atonement by conclusion threatens the Reformed touchstone of sola fidei. Not because it is indefinite, but rather because of the pairs of apparent contradictions it involves e.

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Some have argued that the penal substitution theory of the atonement was expressed by early church fathers, such as Justin Martyr c. At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.

The “Classical View” of the atonement sees Jesus not so much as a “ransom payment” but as the Ransom-er, the Enactor of Liberation, the One who sets captives free. Do not guustaf the complexity of the book cause you to leave it off of your to-read list. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: In the 19th century, Gusaf championed this view. To quote from the section “An Analysis of the Three Types”: