Nonviolent Atonement, Second Edition

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 2011-01-26
  • Publisher: Eerdmans Pub Co
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A provocative study that cuts to the very heart of Christian thought, The Nonviolent Atonement challenges the traditional, Anselmian understanding of atonement - along with the assumption that heavenly justice depends on Christ's passive, innocent submission to violent death at the hands of a cruel God. Instead J. Denny Weaver offers a thoroughly nonviolent paradigm for understanding atonement, grounded in the New Testament and sensitive to the concerns of pacifist, black, feminist, and womanist theology.

Author Biography

J. Denny Weaver is professor emeritus of religion and Harry and Jean Yoder Scholar in Bible and Religion at Bluffton University, Bluffton, Ohio. His other books include Defenseless Christianity and Becoming Anabaptist.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
Preface to the Second Editionp. xiv
Introductionp. 1
Narrative Christus Victor: The Revisioning of Atonementp. 13
The Nonviolence of Jesusp. 13
Images of Atonementp. 15
Christus Victor Motifp. 15
Satisfaction Motifp. 16
Moral Influence Motifp. 18
Narrative Christus Victorp. 20
The Apocalypsep. 20
The Gospelsp. 35
René Girardp. 48
The Apostle Paulp. 52
Old Testament Sacrificesp. 69
Jesus' Death as a Sacrificep. 72
Hebrewsp. 77
Israel's Historyp. 82
Summaryp. 85
Narrative Christus Victor: Some Comparisons and Its Demisep. 87
Distinguishing Narrative Christus Victorp. 87
The Object of the Death of Jesusp. 87
The Accomplishment of the Death of Jesusp. 88
The Agent of Jesus' Deathp. 89
Our Role in Jesus' Deathp. 93
Grace and Forgivenessp. 94
Free Will versus Predestinationp. 96
The Justice and Mercy of Godp. 97
Ethicsp. 98
Atonement in Historyp. 100
The Demise of Christus Victorp. 101
Constantinian Synthesisp. 102
Ecclesiology and Atonementp. 106
Christologyp. 120
Conclusionp. 126
Black Theology on Atonementp. 129
Introductionp. 129
First-Generation Black Theology: James H. Conep. 130
African American Particularityp. 131
Reading the Bible Differentlyp. 133
Critique of Classic Theologyp. 134
Cone on Atonementp. 136
Qualifying Christendom's Theologyp. 137
Cone and Narrative Christus Victorp. 139
Second-Generation Black Theology: Garth Kasimu Baker-Fletcherp. 142
Contextual Affinitiesp. 143
Christology and Atonementp. 146
Conclusionp. 150
Feminist Theology on Atonementp. 151
Introductionp. 151
Feminist Theology on Atonementp. 152
Rosemary Radford Ruetherp. 152
Ruether and Narrative Christus Victorp. 154
Joanne Carlson Bown and Rebecca Parkerp. 155
Brown and Parker and Narrative Christus Victorp. 160
Julie M. Hopkinsp. 162
Hopkins and Narrative Christus Victorp. 166
Rita Nakishima Brockp. 167
Brock and Narrative Christus Victorp. 174
Carter Heywardp. 179
Heyward and Narrative Christus Victorp. 183
Cynthia S. W. Crysdalep. 185
Crysdale and Narrative Christus Victorp. 188
Conclusionp. 189
Womanist Theology on Atonementp. 191
Introductionp. 191
Womanist Particularityp. 192
Katie Cannonp. 192
Emilie Townesp. 194
Delores Williamsp. 195
Womanists on Atonementp. 198
Delores Williamsp. 198
JoAnne Marie Terrellp. 200
Karen Baker-Fletcherp. 201
Womanists on Theodicyp. 206
Womanists on Christologyp. 208
Kelly Brown Douglasp. 208
Jacquelyn Grantp. 210
Karen Baker-Fletcherp. 211
Narrative Christus Victor and Womanist Theologyp. 212
Conversation with Anselm and His Defenders and Detractorsp. 219
Introductionp. 219
Conversations: Round Onep. 220
Redefinitions, Reemphases, and Rehabilitationp. 220
Anselm and Cur Deus Homop. 228
Responding to the Defenses of Satisfactionp. 236
Miroslav Volfp. 247
Conversations: Round Twop. 254
Defenses of Traditional Atonementp. 255
Peter Schmiechenp. 255
Daniel Bellp. 259
Richard Mouwp. 263
Hans Boersmap. 265
Robert Shermanp. 272
Traditionp. 277
Nonviolent Atonement-Compatible Conversationsp. 279
Darby Kathleen Rayp. 280
Brian McLarenp. 282
Thomas N. Fingerp. 284
Gregory Boydp. 289
Stephen Finlanp. 290
Leanne Van Dykp. 291
Anthony Bartlett and S. Mark Heimp. 294
Alan Mannp. 300
Steve Chalkep. 305
Narrative Christus Victor: A Nonviolent Christp. 306
Conclusionp. 321
Works Citedp. 326
Indexp. 338
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