By Scot McKnight

ISBN-10: 0687645549

ISBN-13: 9780687645541

Over the centuries the church constructed a couple of metaphors, resembling penal substitution or the ransom thought, to talk about Christ's demise at the go and the theological suggestion of the atonement. but too usually, says Scot McKnight, Christians have held to the supremacy of 1 metaphor over opposed to the others, to their detriment. He argues as a substitute that to plumb the wealthy theological depths of the atonement, we needs to examine all of the metaphors of atonement and ask whether or not they every one serve a bigger purpose.

A neighborhood referred to as Atonement is a positive theology that not just values the church's atonement metaphors but additionally asserts that the atonement essentially shapes the lifetime of the Christian and of the church. that's, Christ identifies with people to name us right into a neighborhood that displays God's love (the church)--but that neighborhood then has the accountability to supply God's like to others via missional practices of justice and fellowship, residing out its existence jointly because the tale of God's reconciliation. Scot McKnight hence bargains an available, thought-provoking theology of atonement that engages the worries of these within the rising church dialog and should be of curiosity to all these within the church and academy who're listening in.

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