Book Review: Perspectives on the Extent of the Atonement

perspectivesPerspectives on the Extent of the Atonement: 3 Views by contributing authors Carl Trueman, Grant Osborne, and John Hammett (Ed. Andrew Naselli and Mark Snoeberger) is a excellently compiled work that avoids the sarcasm and sniping so often found within debates on this oft discussed topic.  Each contributor did a beautiful job of laying out their particular view and thoughtfully commentating on the other two views presented in the work.

Perspectives lays out the main arguments for the definite atonement view, the general atonement view, and the multiple-intentions view of the atonement in a way that is academic but accessible to a non-scholar or seminary graduate.  For the reader looking to understand the various views on this secondary truth in Christianity, this book is worth a read.  You may leave further convinced that your particular views are still correct, but you will have left with a fair-minded critique from other perspectives that avoid logical fallacies as well as a greater appreciation of where your fellow brothers and sisters in Christ are coming from with their particular views on this issue.

Disclosure: I received this book free from B&H Publishers through the B&H/Lifeway Bloggers Program. The opinions I have expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html.

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