This is a new book by one of my best students (probably the best; and I take no credit). It will be available, Amazon says, in March 2014.
He is now associate professor at Gordon-Conwell, in Boston (he was not good enough for some in Romania, it seems). Congratulations Adonis. I am really proud of you.
Here is a presentation of the book and of the author from the publisher’s site.
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About the book
Adonis Vidu tackles an issue of great current debate in evangelical circles and of perennial interest in the Christian academy. He provides a critical reading of the history of major atonement theories, offering an in-depth analysis of the legal and political contexts within which they arose. The book engages with the latest work in atonement theory, serving as a helpful resource for contemporary discussions.
This is the only book that explores the impact of theories of law and justice on major historical atonement theories. Understanding this relationship yields a better understanding of atonement thinkers by situating them in their intellectual contexts. The book also explores the relevance of the doctrine of divine simplicity for atonement theory.
Adonis Vidu (PhD, University of Nottingham) is associate professor of theology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts, and the author of several books. He previously taught at Emmanuel University and at the University of Bucharest in his home country of Romania.
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Here are the other two books written by Prof. Adonis Vidu:
Postliberal Theological Method: A Critical Study
Theology After Neo-Pragmatism