Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Opinion - 24 January 2018

Richard Rohr Center for Action and Contemplation At-One-Ment, Not Atonement

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Posted by Peter Owen on Wednesday, 24 January 2018 at 11:00am GMT | TrackBack
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Richard Rohr’s unease with the substitutionary theory of Atonement (implied in the synoptics and employed by Paul save in Romans 6) is well taken. But his adverting though Scotism to some vague “solidarity” with God is vague gibberish. Its only success is to elide sin and salvation at the same time. Salvation in the synoptics and for a while with Jesus meant an escape from the judgment to be meted out by the wrath-descending God (the wretched Kingdom of God theology). Nor was any alternative expressed - save by John in his gospel. Here sin was the enmeshed human in solidarity with the world and its ideology and projectswhich killed Jesus. To be “saved” from this proclivity one had to “believe’ (used 90 times in John) and enter with Jesus to his grave where our attachment to the world’s malevolence would be put to death and a new man and woman emerge to life.

Posted by: William Coats on Wednesday, 24 January 2018 at 8:37pm GMT

Thanks so much for the article by Fr. Richard Rohr. It is especially important, given the current rampant and increasing abuses of human rights by governments of all types, often with religious complicity, that people of faith have alternatives to violence based theologies such as are embodied in substitution theories of the atonement.

Posted by: Rod Gillis on Wednesday, 24 January 2018 at 10:20pm GMT
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