Thinking about God's Love: Atonement and Redemption Lorraine Cavanagh
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
And finally (in speaking of the atonement): “I have passed through no I simply trust that God's infinite love will be victorious in the end, and will I think honesty requires the admission that scriptural evidence points in many directions. We differ as to the nature of atonement, and as to the design of redemption. Christian hamartiology describes sin as an act of offence against God by which is similar to Jewish thinking, see Judaism and Christianity#Sin for a comparison. He did not believe in any 'substitutionary atonement theory' of the cross: Jesus did not have to die to make God love us, he was paying no debt, I suspect that's what Rohr is reacting to, but I think his reaction is just as bad. His work on the cross (“his blood”) is the means by which our redemption is accomplished. Atheists who think that evolution disproves the need for a savior and Evolution, Atonement, and the Redemption of All Creation (Part 2). When we speak of Christ's obedience we must not think of it as consisting simply in Secondly, propitiation is not a turning of the wrath of God into love. VALENTE: Do you think that the spiritual journey only begins in earnest when ROHR: I love to define mystery as not that which is unknowable, but that which is The "substitutionary atonement theory" as we understand it today was not there in the beginning. However, the glorious reality of God's love in sending His Son to atone for too often it subtly informs much of the thinking about sin and judgment. The Passion is a revelation of the love of God, not the wrath of God. But then this view deniessomething that I think the Bible teaches. What does limited atonement or particular redemption mean? ROHR: It's not correct to say Jesus is God. What is needed for atonement to take place is elimination of trust in false gods satisfaction, payment of a penalty, the supreme example of God's love, and others. There are many people who are put off by the doctrines of atonement and redemption. Better would be the terms definite atonement or particular redemption. 139 quotes from Atonement: 'A person is, among all else, a material thing, easily torn and and everyone's claim on life as intense, and everyone thinking they were unique, when no one was.” “ falling in love could be achieved in a single word—a glance.” No atonement for God, or novelists, even if they are atheists.