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.
|Title of host publication||Validating violence - validating faith|
|Subtitle of host publication||Religion, scripture and violence. (PACT sries no. 4)|
|Place of Publication||Adelaide|
|Number of pages||18|
|Edition||10 (part 3)|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
Budden, C. (2008). The location of God, theories of atonement and 'redemptive' violence. In Validating violence - validating faith: Religion, scripture and violence. (PACT sries no. 4) (10 (part 3) ed., pp. 155-172). ATF Press.