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By Kate Eisenbise Crell

Why did Jesus die? What does it suggest that Jesus died for our sins? Christian theology has been wrestling with those questions for hundreds of years, and theologians have proposed plenty of assorted solutions and motives within the kind of theories of atonement. yet almost all these theories fall brief whilst faced via a latest, postmodern worldview. a lot of those versions pop out of orthodox (rather than unfastened Church) traditions, in order that they additionally lack the distinct parts that signify Brethren methods of knowing God and the realm. The Church of the Brethren is widely known for its acts of provider and discipleship within the nonviolent version of Jesus, however it has now not produced a lot positive theology. Cooperative Salvation makes an attempt to treatment this example via offering a confident Brethren version of atonement. It analyzes the various atonement types proposed through the Christian culture, noting the place they end up insufficient. to deal with the shortcomings of different versions, this paintings attracts on vital claims of old Anabaptist and Brethren theology whereas additionally incorporating principles from feminist, liberation, and approach theology to be able to build an knowing of atonement that contributes a latest Brethren voice to the centuries-long dialogue of atonement.

Kate Eisenbise Crell is Assistant Professor of faith at Manchester collage in North Manchester, IN.

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