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Atonement as Reunion

Worsley, David Andrew (2017) Atonement as Reunion. PhD thesis, University of York.

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Abstract

There is no doctrine more central to Christianity than the doctrine of the Atonement. However, there is also no doctrine more contested. I claim that these disputations stem from a failure to attend to what the Atonement is supposed to achieve, namely, maximal union with God at the beatific vision. I therefore argue that understanding the Christian doctrine of the beatific vision is key to understanding the nature of the Christian doctrine of the Atonement.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Keywords: Shame, Guilt, Augustine, Aquinas, Anselm
Academic Units: The University of York > Philosophy (York)
Identification Number/EthosID: uk.bl.ethos.739921
Depositing User: Mr David Andrew Worsley
Date Deposited: 04 May 2018 16:01
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2018 15:24
URI: http://etheses.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/19780

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