Do we believe in penal substitution?

Philosophical Papers 26 (3):203 - 209 (1997)
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If a guilty offender is justly sentenced to be punished and an innocent volunteer agrees to be punished instead, is that any reason to leave the offender unpunished? In the context of mundane criminal justice, we mostly think not. But in a religious context, some Christians do believe in penal substitution as a theory of the atonement. However, it is not just these Christians, but most of us, who are of two minds. If the punishment is an imprisonment or death, we do not believe in penal substitution. But if it’s a fine, even a big fine, we mostly do
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