This is a study of the atonement, the meaning of the death of Jesus Christ. The book surveys historical views but also proposes that the atonement be seen as the death of Christ for both victims and the oppressed; as atonement for sinners and oppressors; as atonement for the whole creation—including animals and nature. This “triune atonement” refers to the involvement of the Trinity in the atonement, here presented from an Asian American perspective.
This short book provides a rich survey of the history of doctrines of atonement. It then proceeds to offer the most inclusive interpretation of the atonement, understood to mean all of God’s saving work in Jesus, that I have seen anywhere. . . . The book can be read by theological neophytes, but it has much to offer to professional theologians as well.
—John B. Cobb, Jr., Claremont School of Theology
Park stretches our understanding of the mystery of God’s saving work. . . . Triune Atonement’s challenge to traditional and contemporary theories of atonement is a necessary correction to familiar patterns of Christological construction.
—Susan L. Nelson, Claremont School of Theology