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The Wondrous Cross: Atonement and Penal Substitution in the Bible and History
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The Wondrous Cross: Atonement and Penal Substitution in the Bible and History

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Paternoster 2007

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Overview

In this book, Stephen Holmes offers an accessible and authoritative account of the way the saving work of Jesus is presented in the Bible, and has been understood throughout Christian history. In particular, the book offers background to the current debates about penal substitutionary atonement by looking at that idea in biblical and historical perspective.

Holmes argues that we can—and should—continue to talk of the cross in penal substitutionary terms, if we understand this as one of many complementary descriptions of the salvation we find in Christ.

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This is a splendid book.

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Product Details

  • Title: The Wondrous Cross: Atonement and Penal Substitution in the Bible and History
  • Author: Stephen R. Holmes
  • Publisher: Paternoster
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Pages: 144

About Stephen R. Holmes

Stephen R. Holmes is a lecturer in historical and systematic theology at St. Andrews University. He received his Ph.D. from King’s College in London and has lectured at Spurgeon’s College and King’s College before coming to St. Andrews University. He serves on the editorial board of Cultural Encounters: A Journal for the Theology of Culture and is managing editor of the International Journal of Systematic Theology. He is also the author of numerous articles and books, including God of Grace and God of Glory: An Account of the Theology of Jonathan Edwards and “Triune Creativity: Trinity, Creation, Art, and Science” in Trinitarian Soundings.