How do finite minds grasp something infinite, like the Atonement of Jesus Christ? To help, we often use mortal analogies. In Alma 42, Alma utilizes a legalistic model of Atonement to teach his errant son, Corianton. In this episode, Professor Mark Ellison discusses why Alma may have used this approach, explaining it as one among many scriptural models to more richly understand and apply the Atonement of the Lord.
“Beyond Justice: Reading Alma 42 in the Context of Atonement Theories” (Give Ear to My Words: Text and Context of Alma 36-42, RSC/Deseret Book, 2019)
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