Violence, Hospitality, and the Cross

Reappropriating the Atonement Tradition

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The cross is central to understanding Christian theology. But is it possible that our postmodern setting requires a new model of understanding the cross?

Hans Boersma's Violence, Hospitality, and the Cross proposes an understanding of the atonement that is sensitive both to the Christian tradition and to the postmodern critiques of that tradition. His fresh approach draws on the rich resources of the Christian tradition in its portrayal of God's hospitality in Jesus Christ.


Hans Boersma, Author

Hans Boersma (PhD, University of Utrecht) is St. Benedict Servants of Christ Chair in Ascetical Theology at Nashotah House in Wisconsin. He previously taught at Regent College, Vancouver. Boersma is the author of numerous critically acclaimed books, including Violence, Hospitality, and the Cross: Reappropriating the Atonement Tradition; Sacramental Preaching; Nouvelle Théologie and Sacramental Ontology: A Return to Mystery; and Heavenly Participation: The Weaving of a Sacramental Tapestry. He is also coeditor of The Oxford Handbook of Sacramental Theology.

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