Item description for Atonement for a 'Sinless' Society: Engaging with an Emerging Culture (Faith in An Emerging Culture) by Alan Mann...
Overview "Sin doesn't really exist as a serious idea in modern life," wrote the journalist Bryan Appleyard. He is not alone in his views. Sin has become just as tainted, polluted and defiled in the postmodern mind as the world itself indicates.Atonement for a 'Sinless' Society is about an encounter between two stories: the story of the postmodern, post-industrialized, post-Christian 'sinless' self and the story of Atonement played out in the Passion Narrative. Alan Mann charts a way through the apparent impasse between a story that supposedly relies on sin and guilt to become meaningful and one that fails to recognize the plight of humanity as portrayed in this way. He shows that the biblical narrative needs to be reread in the light of this emerging story so that it can speak meaningfully and sufficiently to an increasingly 'sinless' society.
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Studio: Paternoster Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 5.5" Height: 8" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Dec 31, 2007
Publisher AUTHENTIC UK
Series Faith In An Emerging Culture
ISBN 1842273558 ISBN13 9781842273555
Availability 0 units.
More About Alan Mann
Alan Mann is an aeronautical engineer with a passion for youth work, art, science fiction and lego. He is from the United Kingdom and is an elder at the Philip Street church in Bristol.
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excellent vision for atonement in the 21 century May 24, 2010
As a seminarian, i have spent a great deal of time studying the history of atonement theory. Mann's book does an excellent job of expressing and explaining why some of the historical understandings of atonement finds no "traction" in our current context because they assume an altogether different worldview. Mann's description of our current contexts, and then how to faithfully explore new (or perhaps ancient) angles of atonement theory is refreshing and inspiring in a world that all too often thinks it understands christianity and has decided it is no longer relevant.