The king comes back at the end of the year to see how his managers have fared with the estate he gave them. The well-being of the whole people is the criterion by which they will be judged. If the people is covered in sores and blemishes, the managers will be removed from their post and the post will be given to someone else. On the morning of that annual general meeting, the bailiffs will knock the door down and throw them out to those they defrauded
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The doctrine of the Trinity is the means to talk about the world of action for God and man together that God has opened for us in Jesus Christ. Gunton champions the atonement as the medium of that enlightening which is brought by the revealing of Jesus Christ. He has laid out the central idioms of the atonement – divine justice, the victory of Christ, and sacrifice, and used the conceptuality of metaphor to do so.
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Jesus Christ died for us. This
piece sets out some of the logic of this basic Christian confession. The Son
performs a complete act of reciprocity. He supplies the work and effort that it
A testament is a witness statement. God has given us his witness statement and testimony. He is our lesson,
our teacher, and he provides the time in which to learn him, and from him to learn about one another as his creatures.
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The Christian community is
given the work of witnessing to the oneness of God. Everything the
community and its individuals members do serves the unity of the Church
for the sake of the world
The vineyard the virtuous and the
vicious circles the work of the Israelite
the gospel is two messages to two audiences the
cross as the act of man the cross and resurrection as the
act of God
These compilations of course handouts comment on verses of the books read in class. They are followed by pieces that give an overview of themes.
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