The Victory of the Cross

Salvation in Eastern Orthodoxy

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James R. Payton Jr.
  • Downers Grove, IL: 
    IVP Academic Press
    , September
     2019.
     224 pages.
     $25.00.
     Paperback.
    ISBN
    9780830852567.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.

Description

How can Christians claim that the death of Jesus Christ on the cross is a victory? Yet the doctrine of salvation affirms precisely that: in his death and his resurrection, Christ is victorious over the power of sin and death. The articulation of this tenet of faith has taken different shapes throughout the church's life and history. Eastern Orthodoxy has made its own contributions to the belief in salvation through Christ, but its expressions sometimes sound unfamiliar to Western branches of the church. Here James Payton, a Western Christian with a sympathetic ear for Eastern Orthodoxy, explores the Orthodox doctrine of salvation. Payton helps Christians of all traditions listen to Orthodox brothers and sisters so that together we might rejoice, "Where, O death, is your victory?"

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

James R. Payton Jr. (PhD, University of Waterloo, Canada) is emeritus professor of history at Redeemer University College in Ancaster, Ontario, Canada.

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