The essays that follow attempt to address the important issues that must be addressed if we are to speak about atonement in a manner that is faithful to the biblical narrative. Chapter One asks, ""Is substitutionary atonement biblical?"" Chapter Two rehearses the traditional problems associated with substitutionary atonement. Chapter three looks at the soteriology of P.T. Forsyth, and Chapter Four details his kenotic theory. Chapter Five addresses the problem of appropriation as expressed through the writings of Paul Fiddes, a contemporary theologian. Chapter Six summarizes what we have learned from the other essays and lays out how we might now speak about atonement. --From the Introduction ""I warmly recommend this book to all who wish to reflect earnestly and joyfully on the heart of the Christian Gospel. May the Cross of the crucified and risen Savior ever be at the center of our worship, service, evangelism, and ecumenism."" --Allen P. F. Sell, Professor of Christian Doctrine and Philosophy of Religion Aberystwyth, Wales The Reverend Dr. Richard L. Floyd has been Pastor of the First Church of Christ in Pittsfield, (MA) United Church of Christ since 1982. He previously served two pastorates in Maine and was Chaplain at the Bangor Theological Seminary. He holds a B.A. from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, an M. Div. from Andover Newton Theological School and a D. Min. from Bangor Theological Seminary. Dr. Floyd has done post-graduate study at Oxford University and the University of St. Andrews. He has lectured widely on the atonement, and his articles have appeared in a number of periodicals and journals in both the United States and Great Britain. He is the author of A Course in Basic Christianity, an adult education resource. He has a life-long commitment to the unity of Christ's church and represented the Massachusetts Commission on Christian Unity for eleven years. He is a founder of Confessing Christ and a member of its steering committee.