Atonement Survey

Why did Jesus die on the cross and rise again?

During the first week of July 2005 the Evangelical Alliance organised a theological symposium at the London School of Theology to address the question 'Why did Christ die?' This follows the public debate held in October 2004, which itself was prompted by responses to Steve Chalke's book The Lost Message of Jesus.

In the News section of this website you can find reports on the public debate and on the symposium, in which members of the Anabaptist Network participated.

We thought it would be interesting to invite readers of this website to indicate their own answer(s) to the question 'Why did Christ die?'

Read the list below and choose up to five of the statements that most accurately represent your view of the atonement: