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As defined by Wikipedia, Atonement (in the Christian sense) refers to the forgiving or pardoning of sin in general and original sin in particular through the death and resurrection of Jesus, enabling the reconciliation between God and his creation. This concept of atonement is at the heart of modern Christian theology. Both GThomas and the hypothetical 'Q' ...


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Burton L. Mack, in Who Wrote the New Testament, page 207, says the letters attributed to Peter and Jude have been described together as the catholic epistles (from katholikos, general), because they are addressed to Christians in general, not to a particular congregation. Mack also says they can be discussed together (and with 1 Peter) as ‘Petrine’ ...



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