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Calvin and the Atonement

Calvin and the Atonement

Robert A. Peterson
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Description

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

Calvin and the Atonement will be of great value to those with an interest in reformation and theology or - not quite the same thing - with getting help on a thoroughgoing biblical spin on the work of Christ.

Themelios

"Calvin dealt with Christ's saving ministry, as with all other biblical themes, in a different way.... Dr. Peterson's monograph lays out the elements of this synthesis in a way that Calvin himself would certainly have approved. The task has not been tackled in print before in so adequate a manner, and this essay is something of a milestone. I commend it heartily, both as a fine contribution to modern Calvin studies and as a worthy presentation of insights into a central theme of scripture from one of the greatest Bible expositors of all time."

J. I. Packer, Well known author & Board of Governors' Professor of Theology, Regent College, Vancouver, Canada
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