The Old Rugged Cross

A History of the Atonement in Popular Christian Devotion

By Ben Pugh

The Old Rugged Cross

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  • Pages: 212
  • Publication Date: 10/10/2016
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The Old Rugged Cross

A History of the Atonement in Popular Christian Devotion

By Ben Pugh

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  • ISBN: 9781625647429
  • Pages: 212
  • Publication Date: 10/10/2016
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About-

A lot has been said about the atonement theology of the theologians, but what of ordinary believers and their church leaders? What, if anything, have they done with "penal substitution" or with "Christus Victor"? How, if at all, have these doctrinal approaches helped ordinary Christians to live more devoted lives or lead good church services?
Ben Pugh takes the temperature of the church at various points in its history right up to the present day, noting particular emphases that can be detected in various expressions of personal and corporate faith--whether these be hymns, sermons, magazines, or devotional texts. The book aims not only to describe what the implied atonement theologies of the church have in reality been but also to explore why these have taken the forms that they have. This exploration will shed some fresh light on current debates, building on the findings of the author's earlier work, Atonement Theories: A Way through the Maze.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"This is a book about the cross like none you have ever read. Ben Pugh takes us on a fascinating, eye-opening tour of some key sights in the history of popular Christian devotion to the cross. Here we witness the development of crucicentric practices such as the Eucharist, making the sign of the cross, following stations of the cross, veneration of splinters from the cross, the cult of martyrdom, the performance of Passion plays, medieval passion mysticism, as well as the Evangelical crucicentric piety of Moravians and the Wesleys, the sanctifying cross of the holiness movement, the victorious delivering blood of Pentecostalism, and the gushing blood of Mel Gibson's Passion of the Christ. This is the cross as experienced in the lived experience of ordinary believers, past and present; the cross as prayed, sung, painted, acted, meditated upon, and clung to. Highly recommended."
--Robin A. Parry, author of The Biblical Cosmos and (with Andrew Walker) Deep Church Rising

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Ben Pugh

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Ben Pugh first trained as an artist with the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham, UK, and still has a love for creative endeavors, especially in written form. After becoming a Christian at the age of nineteen, his love of writing combined with a newfound love for the Bible and a growing interest in Christian doctrine, especially the life-changing truth that we are justified in Christ. In time, this interest in theology led to an MA from Manchester University and a PhD from Bangor. His first full-time academic role was as Director of Postgraduate Studies at Mattersey Hall College which, at the time, could boast of having the largest graduate school of its kind in Europe. However, Ben longed for more time in the classroom engaging with students, and, of course, more time to write theology. Along came the offer of the position of Lecturer in Theology at Cliff College, Derbyshire, where he has been happily employed since 2012. Ben is blessed to work at a desk in what was once Victorian country house from which he can look out across the second most visited national park in the world--Peak District.

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