Bible Studies at Preaching Peace

We’re pleased, at Preaching Peace, to offer a new resource, a new voice. Dr. Anthony Bartlett, author of "Cross Purposes: The Violent Grammar of Christian Atonement" has offered to prepare a series of Bible Studies to be made available on Preaching Peace!

He begins with reflections on "Second Isaiah" (chapters 40-55) which will be uploaded to the site in segments. All segments can be viewed by clicking on the link below. You will have to have installed the Adobe Acrobat Reader to see the file. If you don’t have it, you can download and install the free reader by clicking here. (Clicking the link will open a new window. You will not lose your place.)

The entire abridged Isaiah 40-53 study can be found here.


Isaiah 40:1-11

Isaiah 40:12:31

Isaiah 41:1-29

Isaiah 42:1-17

Isaiah 42:18-43:12

Isaiah 43:12-44:8

Isaiah 44:9-45:17

Isaiah 45:17-48:22

Isaiah 49:1-26

Isaiah 50:1-51:23

Isaiah 52:1-53:23

"Cross Purposes"

As mentioned above, Dr. Bartlett is also author of an important book the development of Christian atonement theory. He’s also written for us a stirring reflection on his purposes in writing Cross Purposes. Please take a moment to read about how this astounding study of the traditional, violent theories of atonement came to be.