Friday, 18 July 2014

Marc Cortez on Anselm and Penal Substitution

Marc Cortez has a short piece here on one of my bugbears – the attribution to Anselm of the penal substitutionary view of Christ’s atonement, along with the assumption that it was a medieval invention, perhaps applicable in the culture of the time but not now.

As Cortez says, ‘there's just one problem with this: it’s wrong’ – for two important reasons:

1. Anselm Did Not Teach Penal Substitution

2. Penal Substitution Existed Long Before Anselm

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