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Nonviolent atonement : a theory -praxis appraisal of the views of J Denny Weaver and S Mark Heim

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dc.contributor.advisor Olivier, David Fourie Uitzinger, Karen Dawn 2015-07-24T09:34:34Z 2015-07-24T09:34:34Z 2014-11
dc.identifier.citation Uitzinger, Karen Dawn (2014) Nonviolent atonement: a theory -praxis appraisal of the views of J Denny Weaver and S Mark Heim, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract Violence in traditional “satisfaction” atonement theologies is addressed here. An alternative non-violent view follows in discussion with Weaver / Heim. Weaver outlines a nonviolent Jesus narrative focussing on God’s rule made visible in history. Jesus’ saving death stems not from God but Jesus’ opposing evil powers. For viability violent biblical texts are disregarded. Church history interpretation is nonconventional. Early church is nonviolent. The subsequent Constantinian “fall” births the violent satisfaction model. Weaver’s problematical violence definition receives attention. Girard’s scapegoating philosophy and Jesus’ rescuing humankind from this evil undergirds Heim’s approach. Scapegoating establishes communal peace preventing violence. The bible is antisacrificial giving victims a voice. Jesus becomes a scapegoating victim, yet simultaneously exposes and reverses scapegoating, his death stemming from evil powers not God. Nonviolent atonement influences numerous theological concepts with Incarnational theology demonstrating Jesus’ humanness impacting upon atonement. Four ways to live out transformation established by Jesus’ saving work follow. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (280 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Nonviolent atonement en
dc.subject Christus Victor en
dc.subject Narrative Christus Victor en
dc.subject J. Denny Weaver en
dc.subject S. Mark Heim en
dc.subject H. Boersma en
dc.subject Feminism en
dc.subject Cross en
dc.subject Crucifixion and resurrection en
dc.subject Salvation en
dc.subject Punishment en
dc.subject Oppression en
dc.subject Suffering en
dc.subject Reconciliation en
dc.subject Scapegoat en
dc.subject Appeasement en
dc.subject Justice en
dc.subject Revelation en
dc.subject.ddc 232.3
dc.subject.lcsh Jesus Christ -- Crucifixion en
dc.subject.lcsh Jesus Christ -- Resurrection en
dc.subject.lcsh Atonement en
dc.subject.lcsh Reconciliation -- Biblical teaching en
dc.subject.lcsh Violence -- Religious aspects -- Christianity en
dc.subject.lcsh Nonviolence -- Religious aspects -- Christianity en
dc.title Nonviolent atonement : a theory -praxis appraisal of the views of J Denny Weaver and S Mark Heim en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department School of Humanities en M. Th.(Systematic Theology)

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