This reader brings together carefully selected material from classical and contemporary authors on the role of Christ in reconciling humanity to God.
Topics include the status of different models of salvation; the cross as triumph or tragedy; models of atonement drawing on ideas of sacrifice, satisfaction and substitution; and the effects of the death of Christ in Christian life and worship.
Contributors include Anselm, Gustaf Aulén, Bernard of Clairvaux, Austin Farrer, Timothy Gorringe, Mary Grey, Colin Gunton, Donald MacKinnon and Hastings Rashdall.
Jeff Astley is Director of the North of England Institute for Christian Education and an Honorary Professorial Fellow in the University of Durham.
David Brown FBA is Van Mildert Professor of Divinity in the University of Durham and Canon of Durham Cathedral.
Ann Loades CBE is Emeritus Professor Divinity in the University of Durham.