IVP: Nature of Atonement: Four Views (Spectrum Multiview Series) / January 01, 2006

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A long history of biblical exegesis and theological reflection has shaped our understanding of the atonement today. The more prominent highlights of this history have acquired familiar names for the household of faith: Christus Victor, penal substitutionary, subjective, and governmental.

Recently the penal substitutionary view, and particularly its misappropriations, has been critiqued, and a lively debate has taken hold within evangelicalism. This book offers a “panel” discussion of four views of atonement maintained by four evangelical scholars.

The proponents and their views are:

  • Gregory A. Boyd: Christus Victor view
  • Joel B. Green: Kaleidescopic view
  • Bruce R. Reichenbach: Healing view
  • Thomas R. Schreiner: Penal Substitutionary view

Following an introduction written by the editors, each participant first puts forth the case for their view. Each view is followed by responses from the other three participants, noting points of agreement as well as disagreement.

This is a book that will help Christians understand the issues, grasp the differences and proceed toward a clearer articulation of their understanding of the atonement.

About the Series:
Spectrum Multiview Books from IVP Academic offer a range of viewpoints on academic topics about which Christians clearly disagree. The unique format, pioneered by IVP in 1977 with the publication of The Meaning of the Millennium, gives proponents of major positions an opportunity to make their case. Each of the other contributors then offers a brief response. Books in the series range in topic from theology to science, from practical ministry to philosophy. Spectrum books help Christians think more carefully about what they believe and appreciate more the perspectives of others.

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IVP: Nature of Atonement: Four Views (Spectrum Multiview Series) is included with the following packages

Category Code Title Price
Primary CollectionsColl13-EngMaster0720English Master Collection (July 2020)38699
TheologyIVP Views_13IVP Spectrum Multiview Books (13 Works)269
TheologyIVP Views_13up4UPGRADE to IVP Spectrum Multiview Books (13 Works) from 4-Volume Bundle99.9

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