Defending Substitution: An Essay on Atonement in Paul (Acadia Studies in Bible and Theology)
Defending Substitution: An Essay on Atonement in Paul (Acadia Studies in Bible and Theology)
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  • 128 Pages
  • Publisher : Baker Book House
  • Publication Date : May 2015

Defending Substitution: An Essay on Atonement in Paul (Acadia Studies in Bible and Theology)

Gathercole, Simon

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In recent decades, the church and academy have witnessed intense debates concerning the concept of penal substitution to describe Christ's atoning sacrifice. Some claim it promotes violence, glorifies suffering and death, and amounts to divine child abuse. Others argue it plays a pivotal role in classical Christian doctrine. Here world-renowned New Testament scholar Simon Gathercole offers an exegetical and historical defense of the traditional substitutionary view of the atonement. He provides critical analyses of various interpretations of the atonement and places New Testament teaching in its Old Testament and Greco-Roman contexts, demonstrating that the interpretation of atonement in the Pauline corpus must include substitution.