“There are two key places in the Gospel narrative where Jesus describes his death as a substitutionary atonement. The first is Mark 10.45: ‘For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.’ This is a key statement because it is Jesus summing up his whole earthly mission. The second is Mark 14.22-24 where Jesus says: ‘this is my blood of the covenant which is poured out for many.’ Again, this is Jesus’ summary of the purpose of his death the night before he died, and this then became one of the most memorable statements of Jesus.”
“In the past when I was asked to recommend one particular commentary on Revelation, I would usually recommend at least two. This was due to my desire to offer something that touched both the scholarly and pastoral elements of this book. Now, I will simply be encouraging people to get Peter Williamson’s Revelation.”
Finally, Bishop-elect Robert Barron recently spoke at Baker Book House, drawing from Exploring Catholic Theology.