Sunday, October 22, 2006

books on the atonement

readers, what books do you recommend on the atonement? I'm looking for books that treat and honor penal substitution while incorporating learnings from the other theories?

thanks.

6 comments:

Mike DeVries said...

I'd check out Recovering the Scandal of the Cross: Atonement in New Testament and Contemporary Contexts by Joel B. Green and Mark D. Baker. Good overviews and quite insightful.

andre said...

stephen

just found your blog via your comment dj chuang's site. i would recommend "The Cross of Christ" by John Stott as a great holistic treatment of the atonement.

I re-read it every couple of years.

Stephen said...

thanks guys - I have green and baker's book and just ordered today stott's book!

Isaac Butterworth said...

Shirley Guthrie has a great chapter on the atonement in his book, Christian Doctrine. You may also want to look at Daniel L. Migliore's book, Faith Seeking Understanding. Both books are surveys of Christian doctrine, so they treat other matters besides atonement.

Jason Clark said...

Free of Charge, M Volf, on inclusionary substitutionary atontement, best thoughts on it I have ever read.

Pastor Astor said...

I vote for Migliores book as well. Great stuff! Stott is good, but gets a bit too dogmatic for me. i like Migliore becase he presents the alternatives and traces them to what theology they produce, he doesn´rt really give afinal answer either but makes you think.