Writes J.I. Packer of this volume, "I commend it heartily, both as a fine contribution to modern Calvin studies and as a worthy presentation of insights into a central theme of Scripture."
Calvin's Doctrine of the Atonement Paperback: 113 pages Publisher: P&R Publishing Author: Robert A. Peterson ISBN-10: 0875523692 ISBN-13: 978-0875523699 Publisher's Description: With great care and clarity Robert A. Peterson displays the richness of Calvin's doctrine of the atoning work of Christ. Noting that Calvin's understanding began with the free and sovereign love of God in Christ, Dr. Peterson demonstrates the decisive role of the incarnation for Calvin—that God became a man for our salvation. Unlike other works on the atonement, which neglect vital biblical themes, this book treats the subject with the same breadth that Calvin did: in terms of Christ's offices of prophet, king, and priest and His roles as second Adam, victor, legal substitute, sacrifice, merit, and example. The result is a study that is biblical and therefore an honor to Christ for the fullness of His saving work.