Sacred Theology and the Reading of the Divine Word: Mapping the Doctrine of Definite Atonement
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The doctrine of definite (“limited”) atonement has always courted controversy in the Christian church. But the doctrine has also been one of the least understood inchurch history. Previous treatments have either been guilty of hasty proof-texting in support or simplistic caricatures in critique. This session will aim to provide an accurate definition of the doctrine, alongside presenting a new approach to this sensitive topic, which may help to overcome people’s aversion to the definite intent and nature of Christ’s atonement. In particular, there will be discussion on methodology and biblicism when it comes to theological construction. David will expand on his recent online debate with Andrew Wilson over the legitimacy of describing definite atonement as a biblico-systematic doctrine.

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