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The Nature of the Atonement
POD; Published: 7/30/1996
ISBN: 978-0-8028-4239-8
Price: $ 30.50
304 Pages
Trim Size, in inches: 6 x 9
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J. McLeod Campbell is now recognized as one of the greatest Scottish theologians of the nineteenth century, primarily because of his book The Nature of the Atonement (1856). Made available again here, complete with a substantial introduction by James B. Torrance, this classic work's erudition and theological emphasis on the doctrines of universal atonement and assurance will speak to a new generation of scholars, pastors, students, and general readers.
David F. Wright
— New College, University of Edinburgh
"A profound and influential work, praised by P. T. Forsyth as a ‘great, fine, holy book,' The Nature of Atonement has won a place in the succession of seminal studies on the atonement."
Michael Jinkins
— Austin Presbyerian Theological Seminary
"During the past two decades theological scholarship has witnessed a resurgence of interest in J. McLeod Campbell. Theologians from across the scholarly spectrum have given attention to Campbell, the most significant and original Scottish theologian of the nineteenth century, and an increasing number of Ph.D. dissertations have been written on the subject of Campbell's soteriology and doctrine of God. This new edition of Campbell's most important work has been long awaited. The new introduction by James B. Torrance is especially valuable: no living scholar has such intimate knowledge and appreciation of Campbell's though. Torrance, with his own characteristic pastoral sensitivity and theological discernment, helps the reader to understand both Campbell in his context and Campbell's significance for our time."
Christian D. Kettler
— Friends University
"A theology of the atonement should move one to worship and prayer. J. McLeod Campbell does exactly that. Much in harmony with the renewed interest in the Trinity, McLeod Campbell reawakens the doctrine of the atonement, the ‘sleeping giant' of Christian doctrine, with its rich implications for spirituality and ministry. . . The church today needs a new, biblical paradigm of the atonement as is found in The Nature of the Atonement, which sees the atonement as the development of the incarnation of God and therefore as the manifestation of God as love. Writing out of a theological and pastoral concern for his congregation, McLeod Campbell wonderfully weaves together theology and practice, doctrine and spirituality in a way second to none. The doctrine of the atonement lives again in this warmly devotional and theologically rich work."