Atonement is a word that has its etymological origin in Latin and more specifically in the term "expiatio", which is made up of the following components: the prefix "ex", which can be translated as "out"; the word "pius", which is equivalent to "pious"; and finally the suffix "-tion", which comes to indicate action and effect.
Atonement is the action and effect of atoning . This verb refers to purifying oneself from the blame through some sacrifice, to fulfill a pain imposed by the authorities or suffer certain jobs because of bad actions.
For example: “The atonement costs blood, sweat and tears”, “I was sentenced to ten years in prison: the toughest atonement I ever imagined”, “Two months of forced labor in Siberia was the atonement the dissident had to pay for his sayings”.
In the field of religion , the atonement is a form of satisfaction of a sin , through which the subject is acquitted of guilt when carrying his penalty. Sin is taken as an obstacle between the man and God , and the atonement is that which eliminates the obstacle to clarify the relationship again.
The theology explains that the atonement shows that God He is benevolent (offers a way to the sinner) and just (demands a punishment for sin). Whoever submits to the atonement, cleanses his sin, agrees to the forgiveness of guilt and frees himself from punishment.
Within the religious field, we have to underline that there is also what is known as the Atonement of Jesus Christ. It is a term that is used to make clear the sacrifice that this figure carried out with the clear objective of being able to save humanity from sins. Specifically, what he did was suffer in his skin not only the torture of a crucifixion but also his own death.
More precisely, it is determined that the Atonement of Jesus Christ begins already in the Garden of Gethsemane, where it is said that he suffered in his body the sins of man and thus continued to do so until his death. Therefore, it is determined that for any human being to atone for his sins he must follow the example of the one having faith in God, repenting what he has done, obeying the commandments or receiving the sacraments.
"Atonement" (“Atonement” , in its original language), on the other hand, is a novel written by English Ian McEwan which was published in 2001 . The story takes place in 1935 in the family country house Tallis .
Based on this novel, a film of the same title was created ("Atonement" or “Atonement” ), directed by Joe wright and starring Keira Knightley and James McAvoy .
An Oscar as well as several BAFTA awards and Golden Globes were the ones that received this 2007 film that comes to tell how the quiet life of an English high-class family is shaken by the return of the eldest son as well as the arrival of A young friend of him.