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In order to highlight the dimensions of his argument, Heim carefully and critically draws on the groundbreaking work of French theorist and biblical ...
In order to highlight the dimensions of his argument, Heim carefully and critically draws on the groundbreaking work of French theorist and biblical scholar René Girard. Yet Heim goes beyond Girard to develop a comprehensive theology of the atonement and the cross through his fresh readings of well-known biblical passages and his exploration of the place of the victim.
|Introduction : a stumble to start with||1|
|1||Atonement on trail||20|
|2||The cross no one sees : invisible scapegoats||37|
|3||The voice of Job : sacrifice revealed and contested||64|
|4||The paradox of the passion : saved by what shouldn't happen||107|
|5||Sacrifice to end sacrifice : Satan's house divided||134|
|6||The sign of Jonah and Susanna : innocent blood and false accusers||165|
|7||God's wisdom and two mistakes : the struggle of historical Christianity||192|
|8||Substitute for sacrifice : living with an empty cross||219|
|9||The bad news about Revelation : two kinds of apocalypses||260|
|10||Saved from sacrifice : renewing the theology of the cross||292|