The Meaning of the Cross

Alan C. Clifford

in Atonement and Justification

Published in print April 1990 | ISBN: 9780198261957
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191682254 | DOI:
The Meaning of the Cross

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This chapter considers how the Calvinist—Arminian controversy raised questions about the nature of the atonement, and how two emerging theories contributed to conflicting theologies of grace. It argues that the debate over the extent of the atonement is not to be settled with reference even to the position of John Calvin. The great Reformer's views can never be the final court of appeal for Protestants.

Keywords: Calvinist—Arminian controversy; Calvinism; Arminanism; atonement; John Calvin; John Owen; John Wesley; Richard Baxter

Chapter.  6895 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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