The location of God, theories of atonement and 'redemptive' violence

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This article explores the myth of redemptive violence which undergirds the penal substitutionary theory of atonement. There is a particular concern for the way in which this myth of redemptive violence underlies foreign policies which lead into a doctrine of pre-emptive strikes and the jutsification of torture.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationValidating violence - validating faith
Subtitle of host publicationReligion, scripture and violence. (PACT sries no. 4)
Place of PublicationAdelaide
PublisherATF Press
Number of pages18
Edition10 (part 3)
ISBN (Print)9781920691899
Publication statusPublished - 2008


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