Update to Girard and the Letter to the Hebrews

It has been called to our attention, by a source acquainted with our prior post, that a discussion of René Girard’s theory of substitutionary atonement in the context of the Letter to the Hebrews has been offered. Raymund Schwager’s Jesus in the Drama of Salvation has a lengthy treatment of the question.  Based upon an initial read, we are not wholly convinced by Schwager’s argument. However, we are away from our copy of Craig Koester’s commentary on Hebrews, which, while written from a Lutheran perspective, with all that entails, is a solid commentary, and we would want to start there (along with, of course, Father Haydock’s notes) in examining Schwager’s argument.