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Christ’s laid-down life …

Christ’s laid-down life is there [at the cross] made available for sacrifice, like a ram caught in the thicket. Any man who is humble and serious enough about his sin to recognize what is the proper reparation and penance for it may use the costly gift which another has made available for him to offer as his sacrifice.

Richard Swinburne on the sacrificial (as opposed to penal) nature of the atonement

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