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Atonement and Violence: A Theological Conversation

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Recent years have witnessed a series of books, articles, and lectures raising serious questions about the Christian doctrine of the Atonement. While coming from a variety of sources, the questions usually center around the central issue of atonement and violence. Doesn t the Atonement promote the idea of violence on the part of God? If so, isn t such violence incompatible ...more
Paperback, 170 pages
Published November 1st 2006 by Abingdon Press (first published 2006)
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Trevor
Apr 27, 2010 Trevor rated it really liked it
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Four contributors combine to form a worthy addition to the "atonement conversation." The format is similar to the viewpoints books published by Zondervan, in which one author presents his view and the others follow with a critique.

On the table for discussion is the question God's intention regarding the violence suffered by Jesus. The editor, John Sanders (author of The God Who Risks and No Other Name), sets the stage with a few questions:
If God the Father used the cross of Christ to redeem us,
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Paul Gesting
Nov 25, 2016 Paul Gesting rated it liked it
From the perspective of non-violent atonement, good articles giving an overview of the various positions. But no real defense of PSA (Boersma does not count, and he states in Hospitality and Violence that he does not hold to PSA).
Todd Miles
Mar 19, 2012 Todd Miles rated it it was ok
As with all multiple views books, this was uneven. With the exception of Boersma, each of the authors presupposed that violence is immoral. For them, apparently, this is a self-evident and obvious. This foundational element to their writing was not proven or argued, just presupposed. They (Weaver, Daniels, and Finger) then made no effort to explain what the numerous biblical passages that speak to God judging in violent ways meant in light of the immorality of violence. I suppose this was self-e ...more
Jstrick
Jan 31, 2014 Jstrick rated it it was ok
An easy to read overview of some of the recent understandings of the atonement, especially from pacifist leaning scholarship. There will, though, be few areas of agreement for most evangelicals. Interesting and frustrating at the same time.
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