My reflections on the meaning of Jesus’ atonement are far from finished. I think such multifaceted and rich dimensions of the life of faith rarely are. This year, as I’m able, I’m going to be reading through the following volumes in my library, books that have been recommended to me as valuable resources on reconciling messages of Jesus with messages about Jesus. Most of these I’ve read at least partially before, but I’m gonna buckle down! Here they are:
Stricken By God? An incredible anthology edited by Brad Jersak, featuring Rowan Williams, Miroslav Volf, Richard Rohr, Marcus Borg, NT Wright, and a ton of others, it has been a most enjoyable read this past year.
Recovering the Scandal of the Cross by Joel Green & Mark Baker
Consuming Passion: Why the Killing of Jesus Really Matters An anthology – Hard to find in the U.S.
The Nonviolent Atonement by J. Denny Weaver
A Community Called Atonement by Scot McKnight
Saving Paradise by Rita Brock
This Book Will Change Your World by Kevin Beck
I’ve had this one recommended to me, but haven’t recieved one yet – Saved from Sacrifice by S. Mark Heim
In addition to books, here are a few free online resources I’m working through:
The Day God Turned His Cheek by Graham Old
The Cross: Cure Not Punishment by Wayne Jacobsen (audio)
Penal Substitution vs. Christus Victor by Derek Flood
Facing the Myth of Redemptive Violence by Walter Wink
Rethinking the Death of Jesus: Cross Purposes by David Heim
Clarion Journal of Spirituality & Justice articles on atonement