About Br. John McCusker, OSB

Brother John McCusker, O.S.B., is a Benedictine monk of Saint Louis Abbey in St. Louis, Missouri, and is currently studying for the priesthood at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Indiana.

Competing Theories of Christ’s Atonement: Penal Substitution, Economic Transaction, or Obediential Love?

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The Passion is understood as an act of a personal God atoning for the personal offense of sin. The personalist understanding of the atonement is deeply linked to the framework of the relationship between Christ and the members of his … [Read more...]

Philosophy and the Immortality of the Human Soul: A Tool for the New Evangelization


Problem: There is a need today for the argument for the immortality of the human soul based on reason alone for both believers and non-believers. The first pages of Scripture allude to the nature of the human soul when the inspired … [Read more...]

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