Calvin and the Atonement: What a Renowed Paster and Teacher Said About the Cross of Christ
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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.
Peterson describes the richness of Calvin's doctrine of the atoning work of Christ with striking clarity. He examines Calvin's teaching about Christ's offices of Prophet, King, Priest, Second Adam, victor, legal substitute, sacrifice, merit and example. Peterson is Professor of Systematic Theology at Covenant Theological Seminary.
Robert A. Peterson (Ph.D., Drew University) is professor of systematic theology at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. He was formerly professor of New Testament and theology at Biblical Theological Seminary in Hatfield, Pennsylvania. His books include Getting to Know John's Gospel: A Fresh Look at Its Main Ideas, Why I Am Not An Arminian, Hell on Trial: The Case for Eternal Punishment, Calvin's Doctrine of the Atonement, Adopted by God: From Wayward Sinners to Cherished Children and Hell Under Fire (coedited with Chris Morgan, Zondervan). He has written numerous articles, was a contributor to the second edition of the Evangelical Dictionary of Theology (Baker) and edits Covenant Seminary's journal, Presbyterion.