The Glorious, Indivisible, Trinitarian Work of God in Christ: Definite Atonement in Paul’s Theology of Salvation

 

 

In discussions on the intent and nature of the atonement, particularistic and universalistic texts are often employed in a textual ‘tit-for-tat’. In this session, Jonathan will seek to plot a new course for the discussion, one that understands Paul’s doctrine of the atonement through the lens of his soteriology. Integral to the apostle’s soteriology is a collection of texts that concern ‘doctrinal loci’, which directly impinge upon his atonementtheology, such as eschatology, election, union with Christ, christology, Trinitarianism, and doxology. Taking these ‘doctrinal loci’ into consideration demonstrates that Paul’s soteriological framework can point in no other direction than that of a definite atonement.