Tag Archives: atonement

A Comparison of Philo’s Special Laws I with the Epistle to the Hebrews

I recently finished Philo’s Special Laws I for my daily quiet time.  Yesterday, I moved on to Special Laws II.  Philo was a first century C.E. Jewish thinker in Alexandria, Egypt.  He interpreted the Torah in light of Greek philosophy. … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: Exploring Christology and Atonement, by Andrew Purves

Andrew Purves.  Exploring Christology and Atonement: Conversations with John McLeod Campbell, H.R. MacKintosh and T.F. Torrance.  Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2015.  See here to purchase the book. Andrew Purves teaches Historical Theology at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.  I wanted to read … Continue reading

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Animal Sacrifice and Substitutionary Atonement

I read the chapter entitled “African Religions” in Ari Goldman’s The Search for God at Harvard.  I’d like to quote what Goldman says on page 223 about how reading and learning about the Nuer tribe (which is located in the … Continue reading

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World Communion Sunday, and Rituals

At church this morning, it was World Communion Sunday.  The pastor preached about how God reaches out to human beings through the ritual of communion.  I think that he was essentially saying the same sort of thing that I’ve heard … Continue reading

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