Definition of sacrificial theory
: a modern theory of the atonement derived from the New Testament epistle to the Hebrews and holding that Christ as both son of God and sinless representative of humankind has offered on the cross a life of perfect obedience which becomes the expiation cleansing all sin-stained souls — compare satisfaction theory
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