The atonement of Christ is the heart of Christianity. Christians are not only a people of the Book, but a people of the cross. In this accessible resource, author David L. Allen carefully summarizes the doctrine of the atonement, with definitions of key terms, discussion of key Old and New Testament texts, and a survey of the historical theories of the atonement. Addressing topics like the atonement’s necessity, nature, intent, extent, and application, The Atonement answers questions such as, “is the atonement actual or potential?” and “is the blood of Christ wasted on those who are eternally lost?” This book will be a go-to resource for all those who wish to understand what Christ accomplished on the cross by his death.
About the Author
David L. Allen is the dean of the School of Preaching, distinguished professor of preaching, director of the Southwestern Center for Expository Preaching, and George W. Truett Chair of Ministry at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Table of ContentsDedication Acknowledgments Abbreviations Preface Introduction
- Atonement: Terminology and Concepts
- Atonement in the Old Testament
- Atonement in the New Testament
- The Necessity of the Atonement
- Atonement and Christology
- The Intent, Extent, and Application of the Atonement
- The Nature of the Atonement
- Special Issues Concerning the Atonement
- Historical Theories of the Atonement
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