• Title: God the Peacemaker: How Atonement Brings Shalom
  • Author: Graham A. Cole
  • ISBN: 9780830826261
  • Page: 100
  • Format: Paperback
  • God the Peacemaker How Atonement Brings Shalom What does God intend for his broken creation In this New Studies in Biblical Theology volume Graham A Cole seeks to answer this question by setting the atoning work of the cross in the broad framewor
    What does God intend for his broken creation In this New Studies in Biblical Theology volume, Graham A Cole seeks to answer this question by setting the atoning work of the cross in the broad framework of God s grand plan to restore the created order, and places the story of Jesus, his cross and empty tomb within it Since we have become paradoxically the glory and garbaWhat does God intend for his broken creation In this New Studies in Biblical Theology volume, Graham A Cole seeks to answer this question by setting the atoning work of the cross in the broad framework of God s grand plan to restore the created order, and places the story of Jesus, his cross and empty tomb within it Since we have become paradoxically the glory and garbage of the universe, our great need is peace with God and not just with God, but also with one another Atonement brings shalom by defeating the enemies of peace, overcoming both the barriers to reconciliation and to the restoration of creation through the sacrifice of Christ The peace dividend that atonement brings ranges from the forgiveness of sins for the individual to adoption into the family of God Addressing key issues in biblical theology, the works comprising New Studies in Biblical Theology are creative attempts to help Christians better understand their Bibles The NSBT series is edited by D A Carson, aiming to simultaneously instruct and to edify, to interact with current scholarship and to point the way ahead.

    One Reply to “God the Peacemaker: How Atonement Brings Shalom”

    1. A thorough and Biblical look at the atonement. Cole does a great job at working through all of Scripture, with his starting point on the character of God and the image of God in man, moves to the human dilemma that we face (sin, wrath, judgment, etc.), then presents the cross of Christ, looks at the current implications the atonement has on us as we await the return of Christ, and closes with the grand purpose of it all: the glory of God.Cole's style is thoughtful and engaging. His interactions [...]

    2. Excellent. Every page is stimulating and suggestive. A wonderful blend of thoughtful exegesis, theological reflection, and scholarly dialogue. One of the best books I've read this year.

    3. I'd been wanting to read this book by Graham Cole for a while now, and finally bought it and read it. My copy is a hard copy - and it's now one of the most highlighted books I own. I've read a number of books on the atonement - many holding very specific views, narrow in focus, and quite derogatory of any other position. But Cole in God the Peacemaker has done what few others have (at least in my limited reading): shown forth the glory of the atoning work of Christ, with penal substitutionary at [...]

    4. This is a fine book and a welcome addition to the numerous books being published on the nature of the atonement. Cole is generous and fair to those with whom he disagrees. Scripture is evidently authoritative as he constructs his theology of the Work of Christ. He engages many of the issues at hand in contemporary theology.

    5. This is a good book. Cole covers a great deal of ground from the nature and character of God to his ultimate goal for creation and redemption: his glory--and much in between. But this also proved to be a weakness of the book. It seems that he could have dropped material covered in depth in other works to focus on less treated aspects of the atonement which he was able to cover only superficially given his scope. His subtitle, "How atonement brings shalom" does not receive an in-depth answer. Non [...]

    6. This book reminded me of reading Grudem in college. He only sites people who agree with him, and does not interact with what they say. He has not discussion of differing views, or of opponents. He does quote many different people, so it really feels like a poorly put together reader. It fits the evangelical genre of systematic theology to a tee. These books do little to discuss texts and contexts, to lay out presuppositions and interpretive programs; they assume that Scripture can be read as a d [...]

    7. A well balanced and Biblical look at the atonement. One thing that he is particularly careful to do is to paint the correct picture of the state and nature of man's heart - sinful - and that it is only through the atoning work of Christ on the cross that our sins can truly be paid for. A good presentation of the truths of penal substitutionary atonement.

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