Atonement may refer to:

In religion:

  • Atonement in Judaism
    • Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, the biblical/Jewish observance
  • Atonement in Christianity
    • Atonement (governmental view)
    • Atonement (moral influence view)
    • Atonement (penal substitution view)
    • Atonement (ransom view)
    • Atonement (satisfaction view)
    • Blood atonement, a concept in Mormonism
    • Substitutionary atonement
    • Society of the Atonement
    • Universal atonement, as in:
      • Unlimited atonement, the doctrine that the atonement is unlimited in extent
      • Universal reconciliation, the doctrine that all will eventually come to salvation
  • Day of Atonement (Nation of Islam)

In entertainment:

  • Atonement (novel), a 2001 novel by Ian McEwan
    • Atonement (film), a 2007 film directed by Joe Wright based on the novel
  • "Atonement" (Babylon 5), a Babylon 5 television series episode
  • Tsugunai: Atonement, a 2001 role-playing videogame


  • Festivals of Atonement, 1995 album by Nile
  • "Atonement", a song by Opeth from the album Ghost Reveries
  • "Atonement", a song by The Roots from the album Game Theory
  • "Atonement", a song by Bloc Party, a b-side to their single I Still Remember

Famous quotes containing the word atonement:

    What atonement is there for blood spilt upon the earth?
    Aeschylus (525–456 B.C.)

    How much atonement is enough? The bombing must be allowed as at least part-payment: those of our young people who are concerned about the moral problem posed by the Allied air offensive should at least consider the moral problem that would have been posed if the German civilian population had not suffered at all.
    Clive James (b. 1939)