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Interpreting the Atonement


Eerdmans 1966

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In this widely praised volume, Robert H. Culpepper places the doctrine of atonement at the center of the Christian faith and examines it against the background of a biblical understanding of sin. Culpepper presents the Old Testament foundations, the New Testament witness, and various historical interpretations of atonement. He concludes with a constructive statement of the doctrine that will serve the reader as well as a guide to a deeper understanding of Christianity and its practice in today’s world.

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Key Features

  • Enables deeper understanding of atonement and its centrality to the Christian faith
  • Examines Old Testament foundations and New Testament witness of the doctrine of atonement
  • Addresses pertinent questions regarding atonement and salvation history


  • The Old Testament Foundations of the Doctrine of Atonement
  • The New Testament Witness Concerning the Atonement
  • Historical Interpretation of the Atonement
  • Special Problems
  • A Constructive Statement of the Doctrine of the Atonement

Product Details

  • Title: Interpreting the Atonement
  • Author: Robert H. Culpepper
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 1966
  • Pages: 172
  • Christian Group: Baptist
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Topic: Atonement

About Robert H. Culpepper

Robert H. Culpepper served as a Southern Baptist missionary and seminary teacher in Japan for over 30 years before returning permanently to the United States in 1980. He is professor emeritus at Southeastern Baptist Seminary, Wake Forest, North Carolina.

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