Stan the Man

What I find absolutely crucial is reflecting on Christ’s death and resurrection. What that means is that God would rather die, God would rather have God’s own Son die, than to redeem the world through violence. And that central story is what Christians are about.” (Stanley Hauerwas)

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One Response to Stan the Man

  1. Andrew says:

    I appreciate the motive, and the ethical view that would attend this comment, but I have trouble seeing how to reconcile a non-violent view of the atonement with texts like Isa 53:10, Rom 3:21-25. But then, maybe Hauerwas wasn’t making a comment about those issues. Maybe he was just reflecting on the fact that God didn’t obliterate the world in the first coming of Christ?

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