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By Scot McKnight

Over the centuries the church built a few metaphors, equivalent to penal substitution or the ransom conception, to talk about Christ's demise at the pass and the theological inspiration 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 an alternative that to plumb the wealthy theological depths of the atonement, we needs to reflect on the entire metaphors of atonement and ask whether or not they every one serve a bigger purpose.



A group referred to as Atonement is a confident theology that not just values the church's atonement metaphors but in addition 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 group then has the accountability to provide God's like to others via missional practices of justice and fellowship, residing out its lifestyles jointly because the tale of God's reconciliation. Scot McKnight hence bargains an available, thought-provoking theology of atonement that engages the troubles 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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