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Wednesday Giveaway - The Atonement Debate
A number of years ago, when a popular British evangelical
leader appeared to denounce the idea that God was punishing Christ in our place
on the cross as a 'twisted version of events,' 'morally dubious,' and a 'huge
barrier to faith', the Evangelical Alliance and the London School of Theology
called for a symposium in which advocates of the different positions could
engage with each other.
Though that particular controversy has run its course, the
papers presented at that symposium spoke to issues far beyond their immediate
context, and were brought together into an anthology of leading evangelical’s
thoughts on the nature of the atonement.
That anthology, fittingly titled The Atonement Debate, is
our giveaway for this week on Koinonia.
Featuring scholars such as Christopher Wright, I. Howard
Marshall, and Joel Green, as well as pastor Steve Chalke, The Atonement Debate covers topics as
broad as atonement in the Old and New Testaments, criticisms of penal substitution
and its place among other theories of atonement, and the atonement theology of
historical figures such as Bernard of Clairvaux.
To enter the giveaway, comment below with your answer to
this question: Do you believe we ought to privilege a single theory of atonement, or is there a place for holding together multiple theories at once?
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