An Alternative Theology of Atonement

April 11, 2021

Amid the joys of Easter, many still struggle with the idea that Jesus had to die for our sins as a sacrifice to appease a wrathful God.

Franciscan theology offers an alternative, non-violent, atonement theory which has never been deemed heretical.

It is synopsised by Richard Rohr: “This theory says that Jesus did not come to change the mind of God about humanity, He came to change the mind of humanity about God.”

Listen to a fascinating interview on this topic with Pat Coyle, Director of Irish Jesuit Communications, at: