Can the Atonement Be “Reimagined”?

figure of Jesus carrying the cross

“The Church’s fixation on the death of Jesus as the universal saving act must end, and the place of the cross must be reimagined in Christian faith. Why? Because of the cult of suffering and the vindictive God behind it.” (Alan Jones, Reimagining Christianity, p. 132) Some Christian writers minimize the atonement; others have given the word a new definition.…

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