The doctrine of atonement is under debate. Evangelical publishing houses are releasing books that purport to change our understanding of this central Christian doctrine; church leaders are asking for the emphasis to change away from Christ as sin-bearer to Christ as exemplar of God's love (as if they need to be mutually exclusive?). What have some of the churches' best-known theologians and pastors to say on the matter? Published in conjunction with the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, this is a collecting of outstanding presentations on the Atonement from recent Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology meetings, together they make a strong case for the Reformed view of Atonement, but this book doesn't just discuss points of theology; it also shows the implications of that theology and how to communicate it - brilliant! Paperback
Listen here to an interview with the editor, Gabriel Fluhrer, about the central role of atonement. 55 minutes.
Listen here to an interview with the editor, Gabriel Fluhrer, as he discusses the lasting importance of Christ's act of penal substitutionary atonement. 53 minutes.
Publisher: P& R
Publish Date: February 2010
ISBN (13 digit):9781596381780