Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Christus Victor, Stryper, and Martin Luther

I've been lecturing on the atonement of Christ for my high school theology class.  Today we went over the Christus Victor view of the atonement.  As a prelude to the discussion--and for some fun!--I had them listen to a bit of Stryper's "To Hell With the Devil."

I wasn't able, however, to get to one of my favorite Martin Luther quotations:

But if that is not enough for you,
you Devil,
I have also shit and pissed;
wipe your mouth on that
and take a hearty bite.*

* Heiko A. Oberman Luther: Man Between God and the Devil (Yale University Press, 1989), 107.