The scholarly way of saying “Jesus came to die for all of us” . . . 🙂
Michael Bird and Scott Harrower. Unlimited Atonement: Amyraldism and Reformed Theology. 240p., $25.99, Kregel Academic.
“Hypothetical universalism,” or “unlimited atonement,” states that Christ’s death is sufficient for the guilt of all people yet is only effectively applied to those with faith. This tradition, typified by the French reformer Moise Amyraut, has continued among Anglicans and Baptists for more than four centuries, yet has been underexplored in Reformed systematic theology.
Unlimited Atonement fills a gap in resources on atonement theology that begin with the unlimited love of God. Editors Michael F. Bird and Scott Harrower draw on the specialties of each of the ten contributors, addressing themes such as:
- the biblical and historical sources of the soteriological position known as Amyraldism
- distinctive features of Anglican atonement theology
- introductions to every book of the Bible to help you approach the text
- hypothetical universalism, election, and the Baptist theological tradition
- other prominent advocates of unlimited atonement
- the issues of systematic theology at stake
- atonement theology in preaching
Unlimited Atonement is the most comprehensive analysis of Amyraldism to date, providing a resource for theology and Bible students and teachers in an esoteric stream of Reformed theology. Bird and Harrower provide a starting point for anyone who wants to understand the sources and merits of Amyraldism.
A Commentary on Jeremiah
Breaking down Jeremiah—even as we watch him break down over Judah. . . .
Michael B. Shepherd. A Commentary on Jeremiah. 912p., $57.99, Kregel Academic.
The book that bears the prophet Jeremiah’s name does not merely document the past but looks forward to God’s future and final work in Christ. Perhaps more than any book of the Old Testament, Jeremiah attests to the process of its own writing, transmission, and editing, and these internal clues confirm its original purpose as a book for all time and for every nation.
Michael Shepherd carefully lays out Jeremiah’s far-reaching message with passage-by-passage translation and up-to-date commentary. The themes of judgment and restoration certainly concern Israel’s historical judgment at the hands of the Babylonians and their subsequent return, but also the eschatological judgment of all worldly opposition to God and a final restoration and flourishing in the land of the covenant.
Shepherd’s second volume in the Kregel Exegetical Library series, this commentary makes a significant contribution to the academic dialogue on the book of Jeremiah and its connections to the rest of Scripture. The exploration is helpful for the scholar but accessible and useful for the pastor, examining the themes of covenant, kingship, judgement, restoration, and the nations.