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Christ’s Fulfillment of Torah and Temple

Salvation according to Thomas Aquinas

Matthew Levering

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Geisteswissenschaften, Kunst, Musik / Religion/Theologie

Beschreibung

Christ's Fulfillment of Torah and Temple is a concise introduction to the Christian theology of salvation in light of the contributions of Thomas Aquinas. In this cogent study, Matthew Levering identifies six important aspects of soteriology, each of which corresponds to an individual chapter in the book. Levering focuses on human history understood in light of the divine law and covenants, Jesus the Incarnate Son of God and Messiah of Israel, Jesus' cross, transformation in the image of God, the Mystical Body of Christ into which all human beings are called, and eternal life. Taking the doctrines of faith as his starting point, Levering's objective is to answer the questions of both Christians and non-Christians who desire to learn how and for what end Jesus "saves" humankind. Levering's work also speaks directly to contemporary systematic theologians. In contrast to widespread assumptions that Aquinas's theology of salvation is overly abstract or juridical, Levering demonstrates that Aquinas's theology of salvation flows from his reading of Scripture and deserves a central place in contemporary discussions.

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Jesus's cross, Scripture, Mystical Body of Christ, Christian theology, God Incarnate, systematic theology, Messiah of Israel, soteriology, doctrine of faith, image of God, divine law and covenants