Calvin and the Atonement
Peterson, Robert A.
"This is a brilliant little book for preachers to read and re-read...Calvin's teaching on the atonement is rich and multi-faceted."See All
Robert W. Oliver
The Banner of Truth
"Calvin dealt with Christ's saving ministry, as with all other biblical themes, in a different way.... Dr. Peterson's monograph lays out the elements of this synthesis in a way that Calvin himself would certainly have approved. The task has not been tackled in print before in so adequate a manner, and this essay is something of a milestone. I commend it heartily, both as a fine contribution to modern Calvin studies and as a worthy presentation of insights into a central theme of scripture from one of the greatest Bible expositors of all time."See All
J. I. Packer
Regent College, Vancouver
John Calvin had a profound understanding of the atoning work of Christ. His writings are still one of the major sources scholars and others rely on to give insight into what was accomplished by Jesus on the cross.
In this book Robert Peterson first examines what Calvin says regarding the love of God, the Incarnation, and Christ's offices of prophet, priest and king. He goes on to consider Calvin's comments on other aspects of Christ's work: he is the second Adam, the victor, the substitute, the sacrifice and the example.
About the Author
Robert A Peterson Sr. is Professor of Systematic Theology at Covenant Seminary in St. Louis. He has also written on the biblical nature of hell and the major themes of the gospel of John.