Is atoning sacrifice absent in Paul’s scheme of salvation?

I’ve recently been working on digitizing most of my papers and files from university days and stumbled across a few interesting finds. One of those was this feisty article by Bradley H McLean. McLean opens with the acknowledgement that ‘Christ’s death constitutes the theological centre of gravity for Paul’s entire soteriology’ and that most scholars have just presumed that this idea of Christ’s expiatory death is based on the Jewish idea of sacrifice and atonement. Not so argues McLean. His case is made on five key points: Sacrifice does not atone for…

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The Curiosity Index (23.02.2017)

After today there’ll be a pause on the Curiosity Index for a week, as we’re travelling to the UK. Killed for Christ in the Amazon I’m going to start with this. The BBC ran a profile on Jim Elliot. Very cool. War on truth If this article is to be believed then it would seem that Trump is doubling down on his assault on facts and the media. You have reasons to be concerned. Facts on crime in Sweden It is totally fine to argue about the interpretation of facts…

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