Why Jesus’ Atonement Involved the Retelling of Older Stories:  He Carried Human Nature, But Did It Better | The Anástasis Center for Christian Education & Ministry

What Penal Substitution Misses:  The Human Impact on Human Nature A further unfortunate result of Stott’s approach to Jesus’ cry is that he obscures Matthew’s actual atonement theology.  As I argue in what follows, Matthew utilizes the narrative format of atonement called recapitulation, where Jesus ‘fills to the full’ the narratives and stories before him,…

‘My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me?’: Why the Father Did Not Turn Against or Away from the Son | The Anástasis Center for Christian Education & Ministry

John Stott’s The Cross of Christ In his now-classic book, The Cross of Christ, John R.W. Stott presents a sweeping and impressive defense of penal substitutionary atonement.  He gives a thoughtful exposition of Jesus’ ‘cry of dereliction’ from the cross, his quotation of Psalm 22:1, ‘My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?’[1]  Stott…