Some articles on moral influence view, view:
... It is often wrongly claimed that the moral influence view originated with Peter Abelard ... In fact, Abelard restated Augustine's view on the subject, who in turn was articulating the Christian doctrine current in his time ... The moral influence view is often misconstrued as teaching merely that Jesus willingly died on the cross to demonstrate his love and thus inspire people to follow him ...
... The recent Evangelical theologian John Stott argued that penal substitution and the moral influence view can be harmonized to an extent ... Stott's influential work has led many recent Evangelicals to view the moral influence view as an aspect of penal substitution and harmonizable with it ... Stott taught that the penal substitutionary view was primarily the correct explanation of the atonement ...
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