Experimental Theology: The Slavery of Death: Part 3, The Gospel as the First Christians Understood It

August 6, 2011

atonement / christus victor / richard-beck / theology

I noted that Christus Victor was the way the first Christians understood the gospel story. Based upon my readings both the bible and the early Church Fathers the following is my reconstruction of how many, if not most, of the first Christians told the gospel story. I thought, given that the gospel is a narrative, that it would be helpful in this post to convey Christus Victor theology as it was conveyed by the early Christians: as a story.