The Doctrine of the Atonement, As Taught by Christ Himself deals with nearly every passage in the Gospels referring to the death of Christ. In this volume Smeaton examines parallel Bible texts in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, as well as passages in which Christ personally explains the nature, scope, and result of his death on behalf of mankind. The author presents Jesus' explanations of his death and resurrection as proof that God indeed forgives those sinners who trust in Him. His death as a substitution for the resolution of their personal sin is shown to be God's guarantee of redemption. Smeaton describes in depth these Gospel accounts in which Jesus offered insight into the divine view of the cross.
- Title: The Doctrine of the Atonement, As Taught by Christ Himself
- Author: George Smeaton
- Publisher: T&T Clark
- Publication Date: 1868
- Pages: 502
About George Smeaton
George Smeaton (1814–89) was ordained to the ministry of the Church of Scotland at Falkland (1839), and was among the numerous ministers who emerged in 1843 during the Disruption to form the Free Church of Scotland. He was appointed professor at the Free Church College in Aberdeen (1854), and later became Professor of Exegetical Theology at New College, Edinburgh (1857). Smeaton passed away on April 14th, 1889.