Gustaf Aulén


Born
in Ljungby , Sweden
May 15, 1879

Died
December 16, 1977

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Gustaf Aulén (1879-1977) was the Bishop of Strängnäs in the Church of Sweden and the author of Christus Victor: An Historical Study of the Three Main Types of the Idea of Atonement in 1931. This classic work analyzes the doctrine of the atonement of Jesus, suggesting that the three main interpretations in Christian history are the Christus Victor theory, the Satisfaction theory, and the Moral Influence theory. Aulén is also known in the Swedish Lutheran Church as a composer of widely used church music.

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Christus Victor

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The Faith of the Christian ...

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Eucharist and Sacrifice

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Reformation and Catholicity

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A Fé Cristã

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Jesus in Contemporary Histo...

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Våra tankar om Kristus

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“The Spirit' assures us that God is not distant and that he is not in reality an extra-mundane being who sits enthroned in exalted eminence, and who from this eminence possibly sends a few messages down to the world; but, on the contrary, that God is near to us and that he is immediately and effectively active in our life.”
Gustaf Aulén, The Faith of the Christian Church