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The Atonement: Theological Views
Reconciliation of Humans with God through Jesus Christ
This document is reprinted from a paper I wrote for a class at Ashland Theological Seminary.
Jesus’ sacrificial death and his resurrection are the all-important elements of Christian faith. This paper explains four theological views of the Atonement and evaluates they illuminate the Biblical concept of unlimited atonement The four theological views are Christus Victor, satisfaction, moral influence, and penal substitution.
A paper written and updated
Don Elijah Eckhart
April 22, 2015
2Co 5:18-19 And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
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