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The Center of Atonement

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Hans Boersma
Violence, Hospitality, and the Cross: Reappropriating the Atonement Tradition
(Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2004)

Boersma works from within a broadly Reformed tradition to defend the theology of the atonement from the recent spate of ideological critiques leveled especially by . . .

  1. S. McKnight, A Community Called Atonement (Living Theology; Nashville: Abingdon, 2007); idem, Jesus and His Death: Historiography, the Historical Jesus, and Atonement Theory (Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2005).
  2. Some of what follows was originally given at Truett Theological Seminary in the Parchman Lectures.
  3. J. K. Beilby and P. R. Eddy, eds., The Nature of the Atonement: Four Views (Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2006), 67–98, with responses by Gregory Boyd (99–105), Bruce Reichenbach (106–9), and Joel Green (110–16).
  4. Ibid., 99.
  5. The evidence for the death of Jesus absorbing or dealing with the Father’s wrath is not as prominent as some contend. One good cut into this theory has been offered by C. F. D. Moule, Christ Alive and at Large: Unpublished Writings of C.F.D. Moule (ed. R. Morgan and G. Stanton; Norwich: Canterbury Press, 2010), 113–14.
  6. J. D. Kingsbury, Matthew: Structure, Christology, Kingdom (Minneapolis: Fortress, 1989).
  7. Debate swirls around the meaning of justification, evoking the New Perspective on Paul. For this, see J. K. Beilby and P. R. Eddy, eds., Justification: Five Views (Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2011).