Executing God : Rethinking Everything Youve Been Taught About Salvation And


Why did God have to murder his only son to pay our debts? What kind of vengeful, violent God can only be satisfied by vicarious blood atonement? In Executing God, theologian Sharon Baker presents a biblically based and theologically sound critique of popular theories of the atonement. Concerned about the number of acts of violence performed in the name of God, Baker challenges cultural assumptions about the death of Jesus and its meaning to Christians. She ultimately offers a constructive alternate view of atonement based on God’s forgiveness that opens up salvation to a wider group of people.


SKU (ISBN): 9780664238100
ISBN10: 0664238106
Sharon Baker
Binding: Trade Paper
Published: December 2013
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

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