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The Philosophy of the Atonement
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The Philosophy of the Atonement


D. Bryce and Son 1892

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Robert Paterson lays the groundwork for and responds to leading objections to the penal substitutionary view of the atonement. He deconstructs several theories of the doctrine, such as the moral, biblical, uniformitarian, and more. As he states in the introduction, “the atonement as represented by the inspired writers is a rational conception,” and it is possible to understand the doctrine just as they did.

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Be sure to check out Classic Studies on the Atonement.

Key Features

  • Provides an overview of the doctrine of the Atonement
  • Discusses relevant Scripture passages
  • Rebuts alternative theories of the atonement

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About Robert Paterson

Robert Paterson was also the author of The Biblical Theory of Vicarious Sacrifice.

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