Includes bibliographical references and index.
I. Setting the table. Nonviolent identification and the victory of Christ / Brad Jersak -- Out of the fog: new horizons for atonement theory / Michael Hardin -- -- II. The cross and the historical Jesus. The reasons for Jesus' crucifixion / N. T. Wright -- Executed by Rome, vindicated by God / Marcus Borg -- -- III. The atonement and sacrifice. God's self-substitution and sacrificial inversion / James Alison -- God is not to blame: the servant's atoning suffering according to the LXX of Isaiah 53 / E. Robert Ekblad -- The Franciscan opinion / Richard Rohr -- -- IV. Atonement and forgiveness. The forgiveness of sins: Hosea 11:1-9; Matthew 18:23-35 / Rowan Williams with comments by Mark D. Baker -- The repetition of reconciliation: satisfying justice, mercy and forgiveness / Sharon Baker -- Die with me: Jesus, Pickton and me / Brita Miko -- -- V. The atonement and justice. Punishment and retribution: delimiting their scope in N.T. thought / C. F. D. Moule with introduction by Pierre Allard -- Forgiveness, reconciliation and justice / Miroslav Volf -- Freed to be human and restored to family: the saving significance of the cross in a Honduran barrio / Mark D. Baker -- -- VI. Atonement and nonviolent victory. The nonviolent atonement: human violence, discipleship and God / J. Denny Weaver -- The cross: God's peace work towards a restorative peacemaking understanding of the atonement / Wayne Northey -- Good News for postmodern man: Christus Victor in the Lucan Kerygma / Nathan Rieger -- -- VII. Atonement, rebirth and deification. Atonement: birth of a new humanity / Anthony Bartlett -- Retaining and reclaiming the divine: identification and the recapitulation of peace in St. Irenaeus of Lyons' atonement narrative / Andrew P. Klager -- Juridical justification theology and a statement of the orthodox teaching / Kharalambos Anstall -- Divinization, the Church and prophetic politics in our post 9-11 world / Ronald s. Dart.
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BT265.3 / .S77 2007