Saved from Sacrifice: A Theology of the Cross (Google eBook)

Front Cover
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2006 - Religion - 346 pages
9 Reviews
The cross has long been not only a scandal but also a profound paradox: filled with saving significance and power, it is at the same time a sobering tragedy. In Saved from Sacrifice theologian Mark Heim takes on this paradox, asserting that the cross must be understood against the whole history of human scapegoating violence.

In order to highlight the dimensions of his argument, Heim carefully and critically draws on the groundbreaking work of French theorist and biblical scholar René Girard. Yet Heim goes beyond Girard to develop a comprehensive theology of the atonement and the cross through his fresh readings of well-known biblical passages and his exploration of the place of the victim.

  

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4
4 stars
3
3 stars
1
2 stars
0
1 star
1

Anti-Christian

User Review  - Jeff - Christianbook.com

This book is antithetical to the Bible's plain teaching about Jesus' death as a sacrifice which removes our sins. We are saved from our sin by Jesus' sacrifice, contrary to what this book teaches. Read full review

Review: Saved from Sacrifice: A Theology of the Cross

User Review  - Flourish - Goodreads

This book revolutionized the way that I think of Christ and the cross–and what I am called to do as a Christian. The effect was like a Magic Eye book... you don't think you're seeing anything, and ... Read full review

Contents

Atonement on Trial
20
The Cross No One Sees Invisible Scapegoats
37
The Voice of Job Sacrifice Revealed and Contested
64
The Paradox of the Passion Saved by What Shouldnt Happen
107
Sacrifice to End Sacrifice Satans House Divided
134
The Sign of Jonah and Susanna Innocent Blood and False Accusers
165
Gods Wisdom and Two Mistakes The Struggle of Historical Christianity
192
Substitute for Sacrifice Living with an Empty Cross
219
The Bad News about Revelation Two Kinds of Apocalypses
260
Saved from Sacrifice Renewing the Theology of the Cross
292
Bibliography
330
Index
337
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (2006)

S. Mark Heim is Samuel Abbot Professor of Christian Theology at Andover Newton Theological School, Newton Centre, Massachusetts.

Bibliographic information