I am so happy I found this: “Saint Athanasius and the ‘Penal Substitutionary’ Atonement Doctrine” by Kevin Allen today.
What a great post on one of my favorite topics: substituionary atonement. I think it’s a morbid, negative and creepy doctrine which has been very harmful to the Christian Church. And as Kevin Allen points out: it’s pretty new.
If you’re being taught that Christ died in our place to assuage a wrathful and blood-thirsty god, then you need to read Kevin Allen’s post… and change churches.