This series of thoughtful essays by evangelical and Mennonite scholars explores alternatives to the Anselmian account of what Christ did to save us. Hans Boersma looks for a way to preserve some form of the substitutionary concept of the atonement but with less emphasis on violence. J. Denny Weaver and Thomas Finger explore variations on the Christus Victor model. T. Scott Daniels discusses how liturgy affects thought about the atonement and draws on the work of René Girard to point in some new directions. Each essayist responds to the other three. Traditional theories of substitutionary atonement are under wide challenge these days, and this book helpfully sets out the problems and some of the proposed solutions.


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