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In this masterful survey and analysis of 2000 years of Christian reflection on salvation, theologian David Brondos lays bare the diverse and even competing understandings, their social context and development, and their strengths and weaknesses. Concentrating on eleven of the most important figures, Brondos unfolds each as pursuing a distinctive story of salvation or atonement. The eleven figures include Isaiah, Luke, Paul, Irenaeus, Gregory of Nyssa, Anselm, Martin Luther, John Calvin, Albrecht Ritschl, Karl Barth, Rudolf Bultmann, Jon Sobrino, and Rosemary Radford Ruether.
David A. Brondos is Professor of Theology at the Theological Community of Mexico, an ecumenical consortium of seminaries in Mexico City, where he teaches systematic theology and biblical studies. An ordained ELCA minister, he is author of The Letter and the Spirit: Discerning God's Will in a Complex World (Lutheran Voices, 2005, 978-0-8066-4935-1) and Paul on the Cross: Reconstructing the Apostle's Story of Redemption (978-0-8006- 3788-0).