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The Wondrous Cross
Atonement and Penal Substitution in the Bible and History
by Stephen R. Holmes
Publisher:Paternoster Press imprint of Authentic Media
Published:01 May 2007
Stephen Holmes has been described as one of the bright lights of the new generation of evangelical theologians. In this book he offers an accessible and enlightening account of the way the saving work of Jesus is presented in the Bible, and has been understood throughout Christian history. In particular, the book offers background to the current debates about penal substitutionary atonement by looking at that idea in biblical and historical perspective. Holmes argues that we can, and should, continue to talk of the cross in penal substitutionary terms, if we understand this as one of many complimentary descriptions of the salvation we find in Christ.
Reviewer: publisher (22/02/11)