Hugh Martin (1822-1885) modestly begins this work by acknowledging that it is not a systematic treatment of the Atonement. Whilst this is true, his approach provides answers to all the key questions regarding the necessity, extent, and nature of the Atonement.
As the subtitle suggests he insists that a clear biblical view can only be arrived at when it is seen in the context of the eternal Covenant of Grace, Christ’s role as both Offering and Offerer, the ongoing work of His Intercession, and how our sin is imputed to Christ and His righteousness to His people.
The Atonement is always under attack and this volume provides a framework against which erroneous views may be measured and rejected. Since modern denials simply repackage the same false ideas that Martin refuted in his day, the arguments he advances remain relevant and necessary.