One of the most frequently discussed themes in Christian history concerns the relationship between grace, salvation, and human behavior. How does Jesus’s atonement work? How are we saved by grace? What role do human works play? Dr. Cecilia M. Peek takes us back to the early days of Christianity to take a look at these questions again. She also lays out different ways Christians understood Jesus’s saving work–from illuminator, to restorer, to victor, to victim and sacrifice. We discuss her chapter, “Receiving Christ: Atonement, Grace, and Eternal Salvation” in the book Ancient Christians: An Introduction for Latter-day Saints.
About the Guest
Cecilia M. Peek is an associate professor of Classical Studies and the coordinator of the Ancient Near Eastern Studies program at Brigham Young University. She earned her master’s and PhD in Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology from the University of California, Berkeley.
About the Host
Blair Hodges earned a bachelor’s degree in communications (journalism) at the University of Utah and a master’s degree in religious studies at Georgetown University. He hosts Fireside with Blair Hodges and previously hosted the Maxwell Institute Podcast at Brigham Young University.