Pierced for Our Transgressions: Rediscovering the Glory of Penal Substitution

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Crossway, Oct 23, 2007 - Religion - 384 pages
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The belief that Jesus died for us, suffering the wrath of his own Father in our place, has been the wellspring of hope for countless Christians through the ages. However, with an increasing number of theologians, church leaders, and even popular Christian books and magazines questioning this doctrine, which naysayers have described as a form of "cosmic child abuse," a fresh articulation and affirmation of penal substitution is needed. And Jeffery, Ovey, and Sach have responded here with clear exposition and analysis.

They make the case not only that the doctrine is clearly taught in Scripture, but that it has an impeccable pedigree and a central place in Christian theology, and that its neglect has serious consequences. The authors also systematically analyze over twenty specific objections that have been brought against penal substitution and charitably but firmly offer a defining declaration of the doctrine of the cross for any concerned reader.


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User Review  - Jeff - Christianbook.com

God has raised up these wonderful men to counter the false accusations raised against the most glorious and true doctrine of Penal Substitution. One of the most important books in our generation! A must read for everyone who follows Jesus. Read full review

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If you only have time to study one book on this subject, start here. A simple, practical, and scholarly look at the doctrine of, and objections to, penal substitution. Read full review


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Steve Jeffery is a minister at Emmanuel Evangelical Church in Southgate, London. He has a MS and PhD in experimental physics from Oxford University.

Michael Ovey (1058–2017) was principal of Oak Hill Theological College for ten years. He received a PhD in Trinitarian theology from King’s College, London.

Andrew Sach is on the leadership team at St. Helen's Bishopsgate. He was previously a scientist before training at Oak Hill Theological College.

John Piper (DTheol, University of Munich) is the founder and teacher of desiringGod.org and the chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. He served for thirty-three years as the senior pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and is the author of more than fifty books, including Desiring God; Don’t Waste Your Life; This Momentary Marriage; A Peculiar Glory; and Reading the Bible Supernaturally.

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