Consuming Passion

  • April 4, 2010

    Conflicting views of the meaning of the crucifixion have led to strikingly different patterns of behaviour among Christian believers, says Jonathan Bartley. Damaging understandings of atonement have tragic consequences for healthy Christian witness and performance.

  • April 12, 2009

    The Cross of Christ is God's identification with the victim, says Giles Fraser. It abolishes the order of sin and death by abolishing sacrifice, not sanctifying it.

  • June 24, 2007

    Alison Goodlad re-reads George Eliot’s classic ‘Middlemarch’ – and discovers that its provincial narrative has some powerful things to tell us about loving purpose in life, atonement and even Eucharistic living.

  • April 18, 2007

    Jeffrey John's Holy Week talk on the cross produced a torrent of abuse from many who had not heard it. ut his argument against a vindictive atonement theory is mainstream Anglican teaching.

  • November 2, 2006

    Is Mel Gibson's film portrayal of Jesus' death helpful or hamful to life-giving religion and healthy politics?