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Calvin and the Atonement

Calvin and the Atonement

Robert A. Peterson
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John Calvin had a profound understanding of the atoning work of Christ. His writings are still one of the major sources scholars and others rely on to give insight into what was accomplished by Jesus on the cross.

In this book Robert Peterson first examines what Calvin says regarding the love of God, the Incarnation, and Christ's offices of prophet, priest and king. He goes on to consider Calvin's comments on other aspects of Christ's work: he is the second Adam, the victor, the substitute, the sacrifice and the example.

Robert A. Peterson

About Robert A. Peterson

Robert Peterson is Professor of Systematic Theology at Covenant Theological Seminary, St Louis, Missouri. He has authored and edited a host of other books including Calvin and the Atonement.

Specifications

  • Author: Robert A. Peterson
  • Release Date: March 2009
  • Pages: 160
  • Format: Large trade paperback
  • Dimensions: 216 x 138
  • ISBN: 9781857923773
  • Imprint: Mentor
  • Category: Church > Denominations > Calvinist

Endorsements

"Rather than fall into the trap of insisting on one 'theory' of the atonement, John Calvin recognised that the biblical teaching presents us with a multi-faceted jewel. His brilliant exposition stressed the many-sidedness and the profundity of the work of Christ. The great strength of Dr Robert Peterson's work lies in his grasps of Calvin's biblical vision and the clarity and enthusiasm with which he expounds it. Sixteen years after its first publication this revised edition of Calvin and the Atonement will be welcomed by a new generation of readers."

Sinclair B. Ferguson, Chancellor’s Professor of Systematic Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, Mississippi

"This is a brilliant little book for preachers to read and re-read...Calvin's teaching on the atonement is rich and multi-faceted."

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