The Glory of Atonement: Biblical, Historical and Practical PerspectivesBy: Charles E. Hill, Frank A. James
The atonement is the crown jewel of Christian doctrine. And it is the responsibility of each generation of theologians to preserve its heritage, explore its facets and allow its radiance to illumine their day. The Glory of the Atonement is an attempt to fulfil this trust at the dawn of a new millennium. In this book evangelical biblical scholars explore the atonement within the contours of Scripture, while historical and systematic theologians weigh the atonement in ancient, medieval and Reformation tradition. The primary focus is on the Reformed tradition, which is traced up to Karl Barth and evangelicalism, capped with a consideration of the atonement and postmodernism. The implications of the atonement are brought home with a look at the atonement in contemporary preaching and Christian living. The result is a full-course feast for ministers of the word, a textbook for students of the Bible and theology, and a valuable resource for any theological library.