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Online School Of Pastoral Ministry
The Transforming Power
of Suffering Love
With Dr. Margaret Turek
“In this way the love of God was revealed to us: …that he sent his Son as expiation for our sins” (1 Jn 4:9-10).
The theme of atonement takes us to the very heart of the mission of Jesus Christ. Atonement is the form that the love of God takes in his Son, Jesus Christ, under sin-wrought conditions – a love than which no greater can be conceived. It should be cause for concern, therefore, that a conspicuous characteristic of much of contemporary catechesis and theology is the absence of efforts to understand the Cross of Christ as a work of atonement.