Saved from Sacrifice: A Theology of the Cross
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.
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Anti-ChristianUser 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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - drcollins - LibraryThing
Proud to say I studied with Heim at Andover Newton. He would definately not remember me. Having long chafed at atonement theologies that focused on blood and the paying of a price to an angry God Heim ... Read full review
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