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Big News! Unlimited Atonement is Unleashed
Hi everyone, I’m glad to announce that today is the release day for Unlimited Atonement: Amyraldism and Reformed Theology (Kregel Publishers).
Are you curious about the extent of the atonement, that is, for whom did Christ die? I mean, did Christ die only for the elect/church (Calvinist view) or did Christ die for the whole world (Anglican, Lutheran, Orthodox, Arminian view)? Is there a halfway option available? If you want to explore the theological implications of the atonement, then I invite you to read Unlimited Atonement, a collection of essays so sweet that you’ll think the blood of Jesus is dripping onto your face as you read it!
In this book, the contributors delve into the controversial topic of whether Christ's sacrifice on the cross was intended for all people or only for a select few. They provide a thorough analysis of the biblical evidence and historical context surrounding this debate, with a specific focus on a French Reformed called Moises Amyraut, as well as the practical implications for Christian faith and practice.
Whether you are a theologian, pastor, or simply a curious Christian, Unlimited Atonement is a book that shows you that Calvin and Arminius are not the only two shows playing in town. By reading Unlimited Atonement, you will gain a deeper understanding of the nature of Christ's sacrifice and its significance for all humanity. You will also learn how this theological concept affects our understanding of evangelism, salvation, and God's character.
Here’s the Table of Contents:
Oliver D. Crisp
Chapter 1: Anglican Hypothetical Universalism
Michael F. Bird
Amyraut as Exegete: Building the Biblical Case for a Bi-Covenantal Universalism
Amyraldism and Penal Substitution
R. T. Mullins
The Doctrine of God and Unlimited Atonement
Jonathan Curtis Rutledge
Unlimited Atonement and the Nature of Forgiveness
Joshua R. Farris and S. Mark Hamilton
Lombard, Ames, and Polhill: Unlimited Atonement without Double Payment
Amyraut in Context: A Brief Biographical and Theological Sketch
D. B. Knox: A Twentieth Century Proponent of Hypothetical Universalism
Joshua M. McCall
Unlimited Atonement in the Twenty-First Century
James M. Arcadi
Unlimited Atonement: Anglican Articles and an Analytic Approach
David L. Allen
Amyraut and the Baptist Tradition
The Significance of the Atonement for the World: The Cross of Christ, the Church, and the Common Good
He Preparest a Table in the Presence of His Enemies: A Sermon on John 13:1–30 for Maundy Thursday
“Hypothetical Universalism” is not about God saves everybody, but that God makes it possible for everybody to be saved because Jesus died for the sins of the whole world.
Amyraut was a French Protestant who tried to modify the Calvinistic system so that it could maintain God’s sovereignty in election and God’s love for the whole world.
If you want a preview of the book, check out these older posts by me: