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From Heaven He Came and Sought Her stands as the first comprehensive resource on definite atonement, examining the issue from historical, biblical, theological, and pastoral perspectives. There is a palpable sense of confusion—and sometimes even embarrassment—with regard to so-called limited atonement today, pointing to the need for thoughtful engagement with this controversial doctrine. In this volume, a host of respected theologians offer scholarly insights on the issue. This book will encourage charitable conversations as it winsomely defends this foundational tenet of Reformed theology.
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For another resource summarizing basic doctrines of Reformed theology, try Loraine Boettner Collection.
A massive product of exact and well-informed scholarship . . . 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
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
The topic is worthy enough. Yet the lineup of contributors to this volume makes this, in my view, the most impressive defense of definite atonement in over a century.
—Michael Horton, J. Gresham Machen Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics, Westminster Seminary, CA
David Gibson is minister of Trinity Church in Aberdeen, Scotland. Previously he served as a staff worker for the Religious and Theological Studies Fellowship and as an assistant minister at High Church, Hilton, Aberdeen. Gibson is also a widely published author of articles and books such as Rich: The Reality of Encountering Jesus and Reading the Decree: Exegesis, Election and Christology in Calvin and Barth
Jonathan Gibson is author of historical and biblical articles in Themelios and Journal of Biblical Literature, as well as Obadiah in the NIV Proclamation Bible. He is the coeditor with David Gibson of From Heaven He Came and Sought Her: Definite Atonement in Historical, Biblical, Theological, and Pastoral Perspective.