NO CROSS, NO CROWN by William J. Wolf


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For theologians, and serious students of religion, this book by Professor wolf, of the Episcopal Theological School, Cambridge, Massa, will to be a very important one. With scholarship that is never , and a comprehensive insight that is both clarifying and revealing, the author writes of the Christian doctrine of the At as it is to be found both in the and as it has been developed through the years. The second part of the book is seve to a of the Atonement as it is characteristically presented in as God's act within history, a saving event, something that did the of history, an act to which the Christian community first must a theological doctrine to be communicated. He is concerned to examine what redeemed sonship to God must mean. God's atoning act in Christ , he says, redeems the past, the present and the future. ""The redemption of the past may be described as deliverance from the burden of guilt of the present as the experience of being justified by faith, of the future as the promise of sanctification."" To all this he relates the contemporary insights of depth psychology in a most rewarding way.

Pub Date: Jan. 10th, 1957
Publisher: Doubleday