Sacrifice and Atonement: Psychological Motives and Biblical Patterns
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Beneath the commonplace affirmation that Jesus "paid for our sins" lie depths of implication: Did God demand a blood sacrifice to assuage divine anger? Is sacrifice (consciously or unconsciously) intended to induce the deity to show favor? What underlies the various metaphors for atonement used in the Bible?

In Sacrifice and Atonement, Stephen Finlan surveys psychological theories that help us to understand beliefs about sacrifice and atonement and what they may reveal about patterns of injury, guilt, shame, and appeasement. Early chapters examine the language in both testaments of purity and the "scapegoat," and of payment, obligation, reciprocity, and redemption. Later chapters review theories of the origins of atonement thinking in fear and traumatic childhood experience, in ambivalent or avoidant attachment to the parents, and in "poisonous pedagogy." The theories of Sandor Rado, Mary Ainsworth, Erik Erikson, and Alice Miller are examined, then Finlan draws conclusions about the moral responsibility of appropriating or rejecting atonement metaphors. His arguments bear careful consideration by all who live with these metaphors and their effects today.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 224
Vendor: Fortress Press
Publication Date: 2016
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 1506401961
ISBN-13: 9781506401966

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