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Defending Substitution: An Essay on Atonement in Paul
Gathercole, Simon

Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2015 pp. 128. $19.99

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Acadia Studies in Bible and Theology

Description: In this volume, world-renowned New Testament scholar Simon Gathercole offers an exegetical and historical defense of the traditional substitutionary view of the atonement. Gathercole provides critical analyses of various interpretations of the atonement and places New Testament teaching in its Old Testament and Greco-Roman contexts, demonstrating that the interpretation of atonement in the Pauline corpus must include the concept of penal substitution. Professors and students of New Testament and early Christianity, the history of Christian doctrine, and contemporary systematic theology will value this work.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Literature, Methods, Theological Approaches, Biblical Theology, New Testament Theology, Other Methods

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Review by Don Garlington
Published 4/20/2017
Citation: Don Garlington, review of Simon Gathercole, Defending Substitution: An Essay on Atonement in Paul, Review of Biblical Literature [] (2017).

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