Resource of the Week: Recovering the Scandal of the Cross

Resource of the Week: Recovering the Scandal of the Cross September 26, 2011

Every week I’m going to post a blog that simply points you to the “resource of the week.”  It will be: theological, political, social justice focused, church ministry related, or some other random thing that I think will help Christ-followers in the journey.

This week, I want to point your attention to an important book: Recovering the Scandal of the Cross by Mark Baker and Joel Green.  When the first edition came out, conservative reformed folks were not too happy.  This book attempts to give each atonement image in the New Testament an equal voice and is critical of popular formulations of “penal satisfaction” perspectives of the cross.  In the next few weeks, I plan to say much more about this book, but for now, I hope you will order the newly updated second edition!  Also, to familiarize yourself with the conversation on atonement theory, you can start with this article: Two Foundational Stories of the Cross: How They Affect Evangelism.


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