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  • ISBN: 9781-4335-12766
  • Binding: Hardcover with jacket
  • Page Count: 704
  • Publisher: Crossway

From Heaven He Came and Sought Her (David Gibson, Jonathan Gibson)

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Destined to be the classic work on the doctrine of limited or definite atonement (sometimes called particular redemption).

Foreword by J. I. Packer
Contributions by Henri A. Blocher, Sinclair B. Ferguson, Paul Helm, Robert Letham, John Piper, Thomas R. Schreiner, Carl R. Trueman, Raymond A. Blacketer, Amar Djaballah, Lee Gatiss, Robert Letham, and others.

There is a palpable sense of confusion, sometimes even embarrassment, with regard to the doctrine called “limited atonement” today, which shows the need for thoughtful engagement with this controversial subject.

Incorporating contributions from a host of respected theologians, From Heaven He Came and Sought Her stands as the first comprehensive resource on definite atonement as it examines the issue from historical, biblical, theological, and pastoral perspectives.

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From Heaven He Came and Sought Her

Definite Atonement in Biblical, Historical, Theological, and Pastoral Perspective

Destined to be the classic work on the doctrine of limited or definite atonement (sometimes called particular redemption)

Foreword by J. I. Packer. Contributions by Henri A. Blocher, Sinclair B. Ferguson, Paul Helm, Robert Letham, John Piper, Thomas R. Schreiner, Carl R. Trueman, Raymond A. Blacketer, Amar Djaballah, Lee Gatiss, Robert Letham, and others.

There is a palpable sense of confusion, sometimes even embarrassment, with regard to the doctrine called “limited atonement” today, which shows the need for thoughtful engagement with this controversial subject.

Incorporating contributions from a host of respected theologians, From Heaven He Came and Sought Her stands as the first comprehensive resource on definite atonement as it examines the issue from historical, biblical, theological, and pastoral perspectives.

Offering scholarly insights for those seeking a thorough and well-researched discussion, this book will encourage charitable conversations as it winsomely defends this foundational tenet of Reformed theology.

Endorsements

“A massive product of exact and well-informed scholarship, with landmark significance. I give this book top marks for its range of solid scholarship, cogency of argument, warmth of style, and zeal for the true glory of God. I recommend it most highly.”
-— J. I. Packer, Board of Governors’ Professor of Theology, Regent College

“I cannot imagine that this book could have been published twenty-five years ago: there were not at that time enough well-informed theologians working in the Reformed heritage to produce a volume of such clarity and competence. Whatever side you hold in this debate, henceforth you dare not venture into the discussion without thoughtfully reading this book, which, mercifully, makes argument by stereotype and reductionism a great deal more difficult. Above all, this book will elicit adoration as its readers ponder afresh what Jesus achieved on the cross.”
-— D. A. Carson, Research Professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Table of Contents

1. Sacred Theology and the Reading of the Divine Word: Mapping the Doctrine of Definite Atonement (David Gibson and Jonathan Gibson)

I. Definite Atonement in Church History

2. “We Trust in the Saving Blood”: Definite Atonement in the Ancient Church (Michael A. G. Haykin)
3. “Sufficient for All, Efficient for Some”: Definite Atonement in the Medieval Church (David S. Hogg)
4. Calvin, Indefinite Language, and Definite Atonement (Paul Helm)
5. Blaming Beza: The Development of Definite Atonement in the Reformed Tradition (Raymond A. Blacketer)
6. The Synod of Dort and Definite Atonement (Lee Gatiss)
7. “Controversy on Universal Grace”: An Historical Survey of Moïse Amyraut’s Brief Traitté de la Predestination (Amar Djaballah)
8. Atonement and the Covenant of Redemption: John Owen on the Nature of Christ’s Satisfaction (Carl R. Trueman)

II. Definite Atonement in the Bible

9. “Because He Loved Your Forefathers”: Election, Atonement, and Intercession in the Pentateuch (Paul R. Williamson)
10. “Stricken for the Transgression of My People”: The Atoning Work of Isaiah’s Suffering Servant (J. Alec Motyer)
11. For the Glory of the Father and the Salvation of His People: Definite Atonement in the Synoptics and Johannine Literature (Matthew S. Harmon)
12. For Whom Did Christ Die? Particularism and Universalism in the Pauline Epistles (Jonathan Gibson)
13. The Glorious, Indivisible, Trinitarian Work of God in Christ: Definite Atonement in Paul’s Theology of Salvation (Jonathan Gibson)
14. “Problematic Texts” for Definite Atonement in the Pastoral and General Epistles (Thomas R. Schreiner)

III. Definite Atonement in Theological Perspective

15. Definite Atonement and the Divine Decree (Donald Macleod)
16. The Triune God, Incarnation, and Definite Atonement (Robert Letham)
17. The Definite Intent of Penal Substitutionary Atonement (Garry J. Williams)
18. Punishment God Cannot Twice Inflict: The Double Payment Argument Redivivus (Garry J. Williams)
19. The New Covenant Work of Christ: Priesthood, Atonement, and Intercession (Stephen J. Wellum)
20. Jesus Christ the Man: Toward a Theology of Definite Atonement (Henri A. G. Blocher)

IV. Definite Atonement in Pastoral Practice

21. Slain for the World? The “Uncomfortability” of the “Unevangelized” for a Universal Atonement (Daniel Strange)
22. “Blessed Assurance, Jesus is Mine”? Definite Atonement and the Cure of Souls (Sinclair B. Ferguson)
23. “My Glory I Will Not Give to Another”: Preaching the Fullness of Definite Atonement to the Glory of God (John Piper)

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