• Thinking about the Atonement

    | Jim Stump
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    Thinking about the Atonement | Jim Stump

        Today we introduce a new blog series in which several theologians will reflect on the doctrine of the Atonement in light of the science of evolution. Read More >

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  • Substitutionary Atonement and Evolution, Part 1

    | Joseph Bankard
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    Substitutionary Atonement and Evolution, Part 1 | Joseph Bankard

        Macroevolution calls the Fall and the doctrine of original sin into question. Thus, evolution poses a significant challenge to substitutionary atonement. Read More >

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  • Substitutionary Atonement and Evolution, Part 2

    | Joseph Bankard
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    Substitutionary Atonement and Evolution, Part 2 | Joseph Bankard

        Emphasizing Jesus’ death is the wrong way to approach the atonement. Instead, we would be better served focusing on the incarnation. Read More >

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  • Tim Keller on Original Sin, Atonement, and Evolution (Part 1)

    | Tim Keller
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    Tim Keller on Original Sin, Atonement, and Evolution (Part 1) | Tim Keller

        When Paul speaks of being ‘in’ someone he means to be covenantally linked to them so their historical actions are credited to you. It is impossible to be... Read More >

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  • Evolution, Atonement, and the Redemption of All Creation (Part 1)

    | Celia Deane-Drummond
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    Evolution, Atonement, and the Redemption of All Creation (Part 1) | Celia Deane-Drummond

    The point is that the ‘Fall’ reaches backward into the evolutionary history of the world, as well as pointing forward as a shadow on human history. Read More >

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  • Evolution, Atonement, and the Redemption of All Creation (Part 2)

    | Celia Deane-Drummond
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    Evolution, Atonement, and the Redemption of All Creation (Part 2) | Celia Deane-Drummond

    Once we view animals as having in some sense moral agency, then theories of atonement need to be widened and stretched to include creaturely ills. Read More >

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  • Evolution and the “Original Sins” (Part 1)

    | George Murphy
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    Evolution and the “Original Sins” (Part 1) | George Murphy

    What is needed for atonement to take place is elimination of trust in false gods and creation of trust in the true God. Read More >

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  • Evolution and the “Original Sins” (Part 2)

    | George Murphy
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    Evolution and the “Original Sins” (Part 2) | George Murphy

    The model [of the Fall] that I have suggested is one of humanity taking the wrong road. Read More >

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  • Still Thinking about the Atonement

    | Jim Stump
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    Still Thinking about the Atonement | Jim Stump

        Does accepting the scientific evidence for evolution put someone on a "slippery slope" away from certain interpretations of Christ's atonement? Read More >

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