Category: Theology


Answers to Bible, Theology, History, Pop Culture Quiz!

ANSWERS TO FRIDAY’S QUIZ ON THE BIBLE, THEOLOGY, AND POP CULTURE   What year did the popular TV show “Friends” begin? [1994] Where in the Old Testament is the famous passage on the New Covenant? [Jeremiah 31:31-33] In Greek grammar, who is the implied agent when a Theological Passive is used? [God] What famous author always   …Continue Reading


Bible, Theology, History, Culture Exam

Test your general knowledge in the areas of Bible, theology, history, and pop culture. See how well you do without googling the answers! Answers Saturday!   What year did the popular TV show “Friends” begin? Where in the Old Testament is the famous passage on the New Covenant? In Greek grammar, who is the implied   …Continue Reading


Part 2 – Review of Eleonore Stump’s “Atonement”

Review of Eleonore Stump, Atonement, in Oxford Studies in Analytic Theology, eds. Michael C. Rae and Oliver D. Crisp (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018), 538 pgs. Part 2 David L. Allen   There is much to appreciate and affirm in Atonement. It is, at the very least, a valiant attempt at integrating philosophy and theology.   …Continue Reading


Review of Eleonore Stump, “Atonement” (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018) — Part 1

Review of Eleonore Stump, Atonement, in Oxford Studies in Analytic Theology, eds. Michael C. Rae and Oliver D. Crisp (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018), 538 pgs. Part 1 David L. Allen When it comes to the atonement of Christ, the stakes couldn’t be higher. Enter Eleonore Stump’s bold work; a welcome contribution by one of   …Continue Reading


EXCERPT FROM MY FORTHCOMING BOOK– “THE ATONEMENT: A BIBLICAL, THEOLOGICAL, AND HISTORICAL STUDY OF THE CROSS OF CHRIST”

David L. Allen, The Atonement: A Biblical, Theological, and Historical Study of the Cross of Christ (Nashville: B&H Academic, 2019), 15-16. The English word “atonement,” first used in 1526 by William Tyndale in his English translation of the NT, renders the Greek word katallagē (“reconciliation”) in Rom 5:11. However, the word “atonement” itself does not   …Continue Reading


PREFACE TO MY NEW BOOK ON THE ATONEMENT

In March, my book The Atonement: A Biblical, Theological, and Historical Study of the Cross of Christ (Nashville: B&H Academic, 2019) is scheduled to be released (350 pages). Here is a portion of the preface:   The doctrine of the atonement of Christ is the heart of Christianity. The cross of Christ is the heart of the   …Continue Reading


MY EVANGELICAL THEOLOGICAL SOCIETY 2018 PAPER – “The Role of the Holy Spirit in the Atonement and its Application”

THE ROLE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT IN THE ATONEMENT AND ITS APPLICATION        David L. Allen Dean, School of Preaching Distinguished Professor of Preaching Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Fort Worth, Texas (Draft only)   Introduction. While the NT is replete with references that speak to the role of the Holy Spirit in the application   …Continue Reading


“Claims, Clarity, Charity – Why the Traditional Baptist Statement on Soteriology is not and cannot be Semipelagian.”

“Claims, Clarity, Charity – Why the Traditional Baptist Statement on Soteriology is not and cannot be Semipelagian.” David L. Allen Dean, School of Preaching Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Distinguished Professor of Preaching George W. Truett Chair of Pastoral Ministry   Periodically over the past couple of years I read a post at “The Baptist Review”   …Continue Reading


AUGUSTINE AND PROSPER: DID THEY EVER HOLD TO LIMITED ATONEMENT?

This article is actually intended as a response in a comment thread on “The Baptist Review” on Facebook, Thursday, June 29, 11:04 am. Due to the length of the response, it is not feasible to incorporate it in a comment on Facebook, so I am posting it here and linking to this page in a new post   …Continue Reading


New Book “The Extent of the Atonement: A Historical and Critical Review”

The Extent of the Atonement: A Historical and Critical Review. Nashville: B&H Academic, 2016. The extent of Christ’s atoning work on the cross is one of the most divisive issues in evangelical Christianity. In The Extent of the Atonement: A Historical and Critical Review, David L. Allen makes a biblical, historical, theological, and practical case for   …Continue Reading