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The Stoicheic Backdrop of Atonement Theology

Peter Leithart (Delivered from the Elements of the World) argues that the proper backdrop for the doctrine of the atonement is the “stoicheic” structure of the fallen world. Both Jews (Gal 4:9) and Gentiles (Gal 4:3) were enslaved under the “elements … Continue reading

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Water and the Spirit

Jesus tells Nicodemus, “Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God” (Jn 3:5). What does this mean? The reading that’s most attractive to me sees “of water and of the … Continue reading

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Abrahamic David

According to its inscription, Psalm 72 is in praise of Solomon, for his mercy, piety, and might. Towards the end, the psalmist exclaims, “May men bless themselves (יִתְבָּרְכוּ) by him, all nations (גֹּויִם) call him blessed!” (Ps 72:17, RSV) This has … Continue reading

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