Thoughts on the Atonement

My first PhD seminar this fall at Fuller will be with Oliver Crisp (my supervisor) on the doctrine of the atonement. I am super excited and have been getting started on the reading (pictured right). Some miscellaneous thoughts thus far: 1) I am struck by how important the doctrine of atonement is to the Christian faith. It lies at the very heart of the gospel. Emil Brunner went so far as to say that atonement “is the Christian religion itself; it is the main point; it is not something alongside the center; it is the substance and kernel, not the…