Rowan Williams sets out Christian basics

'The Archbishop of Canterbury has delivered a clear, concise and comprehensible lecture setting out the basics of Christian doctrine'...declares Ruth Gledhill (Times religious correspondent). You can read the lecture here in full. ----- Regarding the Atonement, he said, 'Christians have always found it hard to say exactly how this works. Some speak of Jesus taking the punishment for sin in our place, some speak of him offering himself as a sacrifice. Some speak of him winning a victory over Satan and setting all of us who are prisoners free. It seems that there is no one way of saying this correctly.'

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