I hope our resident Roman Catholics will contribute to this thread, and I hope I can contribute; I will as much as I can, considering our current situation. I have rediscovered how much I love discussing theology. What is the prevailing current Roman Catholic view of the atonement? And by current, I'd say in the last 50 years or so. Is there any theologian whose view is more prevalent -- Athanasius, Anselm, Augustine, Aquinas, some modern theologian, such as Karl Rahner? Also, is Peter Abelard's view followed by many? Thanks, and I'm looking forward to responses, by Roman Catholics and non-Roman Catholics.