Pierced for Our Transgressions: Rediscovering the Glory of Penal Substitution

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Inter-Varsity Press, 2007 - Apologetics - 372 pages
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The doctrine of penal substitution states that God gave himself in the person of his Son to suffer instead of us the death, punishment and curse due to fallen humanity as the penalty for sin. The belief that Jesus died for us, suffering the wrath of his own Father in our place, has been the wellspring of the hope of countless Christians through the ages. However, an increasing number of theologians and church leaders are questioning this doctrine. The doctrine has been pro-vocatively described as 'a form of cosmic child abuse'. In recent years, the criticisms have intensified. In response, Jeffery, Ovey and Sach offer a fresh articulation and affirmation of penal substitution. In Part 1 they make the case that the doctrine is clearly taught in Scripture; that it has a central place in Christian theology; that its neglect has serious pastoral consequences; and that it has an impeccable pedigree in the history of the Christian church. In Part 2, the authors then engage systematically with over twenty specific objections that have been brought against penal substitution.

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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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About the author (2007)

Steve Jeffery is studying theology at Oak Hill Theological College, London, in preparation for full-time Christian ministry. He has a PhD in physics from Oxford University.

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