Tag Gustav Aulén

Christus Victor and 1 Peter 3

The formation and refining of a Christian’s theology is the result of a continuous conversation between Scripture and theology. Though exegesis seeks to understand the plain meaning of Scripture, inevitably...

Christus Victor and The Gospels

In John 6:15, after Jesus feeds the 5000, we read: “Perceiving then that they were about to come and take him by force to make him king, Jesus withdrew again...

Christus Victor in Patristic Theology, Irenaeus and Martin Luther

Much of Aulén’s Christus Victor is devoted to historical theology—or dogmatics. His treatment is delightfully broad. However, many of the criticisms made regarding his use of the New Testament apply...

Retrieving Christus Victor

Despite the criticisms levelled against Mel Gibson’s The Passion, especially from Protestant quarters, his portrayal of Gethsemane is profoundly theological. After pleading with the Father to be spared the cross,...