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Atonement and Comparative Theology: The Cross in Dialogue with Other Religions

Catherine Cornille


The central Christian belief in salvation through the suffering, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ remains one of the most intractable mysteries of Christian faith. In Atonement and Comparative Theology, Christian theologians with expertise in Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Daoism, and African religions reflect on how engagement with these traditions sheds new light on the Christian understanding of atonement by pointing to analogous structures of sin and salvation, drawing new attention to the scandal of the cross, and offering fresh insight into the meaning of redemption. Together ... More

Keywords: atonement, comparative theology, Cross, redemption, resurrection, salvation, sin, suffering

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780823294350
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823294350.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Catherine Cornille, editor
Boston College

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Front Matter


Catherine Cornille

Why Atonement?

Who Needs It?

Daniel A. Madigan, S.J.

Not for Myself Alone

Bede Benjamin Bidlack

Suffering and the Scandal of the Cross

More Than Meets the Eye

Michelle Voss Roberts

Divine Suffering and Covenantal Belonging

Daniel Joslyn-Siemiatkoski

Rethinking Redemption

Judgment on the Cross

Joshua Ralston

“At One or Not At One?”

Leo D. Lefebure