Atonement: Exploring Its Mystery

About Atonement: Exploring Its Mystery
Central to Christian theology is the doctrine of the Atonement—“that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ.” (2 Co 5:19) But how does that occur? What were the prerequisites in God’s mind that must be met to forgive sin and affect atonement? Or were there any? The atonement is a mystery. What we can understand about mysteries is better expressed through metaphor rather than exposition. This eBook leads us into exploring approaches to appreciate, affirm, and appropriate God’s atoning work in Christ Jesus.

About KingdomPraxis Solos
KingdomPraxis Solos are individual content pieces that are too long to be an article and too short to be a book. Each Solo covers a pertinent theological concept taking the reader on a brief informational journey. They are short reads, usually about 30 minutes, which will provide you with pertinent information about the subject and interactive questions to help you start a conversation with your friends.

About the Author
Ed CookEd Cook, D.Min., followed a twenty-year technical career in Information Systems with a twenty-five-year people career in Christian ministry as Church Planter, Pastor, and Theological Educator. His doctoral research and dissertation were on the topic of the holistic development of pastors and church planters in the emerging generations. He is now coaching, consulting, training, and writing as the principal of Care-Full Coaching. [ |]

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We would like to invite you to have a conversation with the author of Atonement: Understanding Its Mystery and with others who have read the eBook. At the end of the eBook there is a section called “What Do You Think?” which has several questions for interaction. Pick one and share your thoughts. Or, ask a question of your own.


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1 -e. May 30, 2012 at 12:48 pm

“I’ve discovered that my theological reflection produces better results when I make statements about the ‘what’ of a topic and ask questions about the ‘why’ or the ‘how’ rather than make statements about them. The ‘what’ of atonement is the reality that through the death of Jesus we have been reconciled [no longer separated from God but made ‘at-one-with’ him] to God by grace through faith. When I begin to insist on specific answers to the ‘why’ or ‘how’ the atonement was affected, I begin to assume I can unravel the mysteries of God. That seems just a little arrogant to me.”


Ed Cook, D.Min.
Care-Full Coaching
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Buckeye AZ 85396


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