atonement


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  • noun

Synonyms for atonement

Synonyms for atonement

the act of atoning for sin or wrongdoing (especially appeasing a deity)

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And they produce a host of books written by Musaeus and Orpheus, who were children of the Moon and the Muses--that is what they say-- according to which they perform their ritual, and persuade not only individuals, but whole cities, that expiations and atonements for sin may be made by sacrifices and amusements which fill a vacant hour, and are equally at the service of the living and the dead; the latter sort they call mysteries, and they redeem us from the pains of hell, but if we neglect them no one knows what awaits us.
It is the atonement that she is longing to make, poor girl, after having innocently and inevitably wronged him.
It is never too late,' said Rose, 'for penitence and atonement.
Readers of Light Atonement should, most definitely, be new age followers and spirituality readers, as this audience will relish the powerful story of how Ariyana develops her abilities, using psychics, crystals and other methods of channeling, to travel to other dimensions in search of enlightenment.
This landmark Redcar building - that was built up to look like a wartorn property for Oscar-winning pic Atonement - is on the market for PS495,000.
In this book, Murphy examines the doctrine of the atonement in light of evolutionary biology.
Given the novel's title, one might very well expect there to be an element of redemption in the novel, as Ascari claims, achieved through "the power of words" or some other means, since atonement is usually concomitant with redemption.
At the tender age of 13 she was nominated for an Oscar for her performance in Atonement.
Atonement and the logic of resurrection in the epistle of the Hebrews.
A close reading of Milton's Paradise Lost and De Doctrina Christiana clearly shows, however, that Milton did in fact embrace the penal-substitutionary theory of atonement, and he believed that Jesus' death on the cross effected this atonement.
Millions of Jews across the globe are preparing to celebrate Yom Kippur, or Day of Atonement, the holiest day of the Jewish calendar.
At issue are various Christian doctrines of the atonement, which attempt to explain why Jesus died and whether his death satisfies God's wrath over humankind's sinfulness.
According to reports in the US, Atonement actress Saoirse Ronan has been cast as Mary in the movie.
While much contemporary theology dismisses patristic and medieval atonement theologies, Kotsko cogently argues that these theologies have a great deal to offer current attempts of rethinking the sociopolitical character of sin and redemption.
Denny Weaver presented an argument for understanding atonement in what he termed narrative Christus Victor, which "encompasses victory in both human historical and cosmic realms and emphasizes Jesus' life and ministry" (23), and that Weaver then placed in conversation with black, feminist, and womanist theologies.