Atonement Debate Paperback
Papers from the London Symposium on the Theology of Atonement
by Derek Tidball;
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Is it the non-negotiable heart of evangelical theology or a time-bound explanation that has outlived its usefulness?
What does the cross say about the character of God, the nature of the law and sin, the meaning of grace, and our approach to missions?
These major controversies were raised in the heated debate at the London Symposium, attended by 200 participants after the July 7th bombings.
The arguments were raised because of The Lost Message by Steve Chalke.
Some of the worlds finest theologians have their say including Steve Chalke, Chris Wright, I Howard Marshall and Joel Green.
Why not read this book and come to your own conclusion?
Atonement Debate by Derek Tidball was published by Zondervan in March 2008 and is our 20344th best seller. The ISBN for Atonement Debate is 9780310273394.
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The Atonement DebateHelen Hancox, via The Good Book Stall
Steve Chalke opened a can of worms with his book The Lost Message of Jesus in 2003 when he cast doubt on the penal substitution theory of atonement and in July 2005 a symposium was held to discuss the issues. Various papers were given at the symposium and several of these are gathered together in this volume, some having been reworked. It's a collection of very different essays, some focusing strongly on exegesis of particular texts, others giving an overall view of the issues, several peppered with Greek and Hebrew text (which might cause problems for readers) and most assuming a fair knowledge of the overall theology of the atonement. Generally the papers are all erudite and well written with the obvious disadvantage of a fairly short space in which to discuss important issues.
Derek Tidball's paper is the final one in the book and, as such, apparently provides a conclusion to all the debate (and comes down on the side of penal substitutionary atonement). This reader felt that many of the points made on both sides weren't answered by the opposing view and, as such, the book didn't particularly move the debate on. Tidball does, however, state "I do not believe that penal substitution atonement is the only legitimate interpretation of the cross, or that it says all that needs to be said about the cross"; it's just a shame, when reading this book, that few others seem to hold with this view and that the overall feeling is one of conflict and disagreement.
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Details for Atonement Debate
|Author / Artist||Derek Tidball|
|Publisher||Zondervan (March 2008)|
|Number of Pages||368|
|Page last updated||12th September 2017|