Did Jesus die as a scapegoat (Scapegoat Theory)? Did Jesus die to appease the Father’s wrath (Penal Substitutionary Atonement Theory)? Did Jesus die as a demonstration of love for us to follow (Moral Exemplar Theory)? Atonement theories try to make sense of Jesus’ death and explain salvation in different ways.
In this one-night class, Dr. Jennifer Garcia Bashaw will survey the major atonement theories and comment on their strengths and weaknesses in explaining salvation.