The EVOLUTION of ATONEMENT
from GENESIS to PAUL to TODAY
The idea of atonement, or making a gift or payment to fix a broken relationship, is important in both religion and secular society.
In Judaism and Christianity, the idea of atonement is a key concept, and yet throughout history, the way atonement has been understood has changed.
Join author and instructor Stephen Finlan to explore how the Jewish concept of atonement was adopted
by early Greek churches, what Paul added, and how the idea has been adapted and revised over the past
Stephen Finlan is the author of The Family Metaphor in Jesus' Teachings, The Apostle Paul and the Pauline Tradition, and Sacrifice and Atonement: Psychological Motives and Biblical Patterns. He is an adjunct professor at Providence College and pastor of The First Congregational Church of Plainfield, CT.