Translation of atonement in Spanish:

atonement

Pronunciation: /əˈtəʊnmənt/

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • [formal] (for sins) expiación (feminine) in atonement for his rudeness en desagravio por su grosería
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    • Compassionate assistance cannot, of course, be a substitute for the punishment of criminal acts or atonement for wrongdoing.
    • Their pacifist constitution is both atonement for a bloody past and a defining national characteristic.
    • Yet that still does not amount to full atonement for what he did.
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    • This is not because we have earned God's favor but simply because we belong to Christ and his sacrifice has made perfect atonement for our sin.
    • The two offerings together symbolized a community of people at peace with God because atonement for sins had been made.
    • They receive a free pardon from God for all their sins - past, present and future - through the death of Christ as an offering and atonement for sin.
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    • Yet at the same time they deny the doctrine of the Trinity, of the Incarnation, of the Atonement, and of justification by faith alone.
    • The result has been some fascinating studies of such topics as sin, the Atonement, and the Incarnation.
    • Regarding the Atonement, he asked: ‘How can the guilt of one man be expiated by the death of another who is sinless - if indeed one may speak of a sinless man at all?’

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