From Heaven He Came and Sought Her

December 03, 2013

Definite Atonement in Historical, Biblical, Theological, and Pastoral Perspective

Rev. Dr. Carl Trueman, along with several Westminster alumni, recently contributed to From Heaven He Came and Sought Her: Definite Atonement in Historical, Biblical, Theological, and Pastoral Perspective, edited by David and Jonathan Gibson. Including Dr. Trueman, Westminster contributors include distinguished visiting professor Sinclair Ferguson; adjunct professor Robert Letham; visiting professor Garry Williams; Doctor of Divinity recipient Donald McLeod, and alumnus Lee Gatiss.

Listen to a conversation about Definite Atonement on Reformed Forum's Christ the Center here, with Carl Trueman, Jared Oliphint, Camden Bucey, and David and Jonathan Gibson.

Now available at the Westminster Bookstore!


Publisher's Description: Includes contributions from Michael A. G. Haykin, Paul Helm, Lee Gatiss, Carl R. Trueman, Paul R. Williamson, J. Alec Motyer, Thomas R. Schreiner, Donald Macleod, Robert Letham, Stephen J. Wellum, Henri A. G. Blocher, Sinclair B. Ferguson, John Piper, and more.

There is a palpable sense of confusion—and sometimes even embarrassment—with regard to so-called limited atonement today, pointing to the need for thoughtful engagement with this controversial doctrine.

Incorporating contributions from a host of respected theologians, From Heaven He Came and Sought Her stands as the first comprehensive resource on definite atonement as it examines the issue from historical, biblical, theological, and pastoral perspectives.

Offering scholarly insights for those seeking a thorough and well-researched discussion, this book will encourage charitable conversations as it winsomely defends this foundational tenet of Reformed theology.

“For whom did Christ die? This volume makes a fresh and impressively comprehensive case for definite atonement as the answer true to Scripture. It shows convincingly, through multi-authored contributions, (1) that the issues of the extent of the atonement and its nature cannot be separated—penal substitution, at the heart of why Christ had to die, stands or falls with definite atonement; and (2) how definite atonement alone provides for a gospel offer of salvation from sin that is genuinely free. In engaging various opposing views on this much-disputed topic, the editors seek to do so in a constructive and irenic spirit, an effort in which they and the other authors have succeeded admirably.”
– Richard B. Gaffin Jr.

Now available at the Westminster Bookstore!