Reclaiming the Atonement:
An Orthodox Theology of Redemption;
Volume I: The Incarnation
by Patrick Henry Reardon
Ancient Faith Publishing, 2015
(323 pages, $18.95, paperback)
reviewed by S. M. HutchensThe seminary list of "theories of the Atonement" customarily begins with the "ransom paid to the devil" common in the patristic era, in which man's sin was understood to have brought him under the power of Satan, to whom Christ in his death paid the ransom required for a captive, and over whom he triumphed in his resurrection, drawing on, as C. S. Lewis called it in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, "deeper magic from before the dawn of time" . . .
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