Tag: Calvinism


My Recent ETS Paper – “Calvin and the Extent of the Atonement: 21st Century Research”

Last week at the Evangelical Theological Society meeting in Providence, Rhode Island, I delivered a paper on 21st century research on Calvin’s view of the extent of the atonement. The paper is an edited summary of two sections in my book The Extent of the Atonement: A Historical and Critical Review (Nashville: B&H Academic, 2016). The paper is 20   …Continue Reading


RESPONSE TO JEFFREY JOHNSON’S BOOK REVIEW OF MY BOOK “THE EXTENT OF THE ATONEMENT”

Response to Jeffrey Johnson’s Review of David Allen, The Extent of the Atonement: A Historical and Critical Review (Nashville: B&H Academic, 2016) David L. Allen Dean, School of Preaching Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary   Let me first express my appreciation to Jeffrey Johnson for his review of my book The Extent of the Atonement (hereafter   …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


AN EXCERPT FROM MY FORTHCOMING BOOK ON “THE EXTENT OF THE ATONEMENT”

NOTE:  My book entitled The Extent of the Atonement: History and Critique (B&H Academic) will be published digitally June 1 and in print version by November 1. It will weigh in at appx. 850 pages and address the subject historically, biblically, theologically, and practically. The book is a significant expansion of my chapter “The Atonement:   …Continue Reading


ANDREW FULLER, UNIVERSAL ATONEMENT, AND THE FREE OFFER OF THE GOSPEL

NOTE: This is a portion of my Evangelical Theological Society paper “Andrew Fuller: Particular Redemptionist who Held to Unlimited Atonement.” Fuller was a very important English Baptist (d. 1815) who had enormous impact on Baptists in America. Fuller’s debates with General Baptist Dan Taylor also concerned the grounds necessary for the free offer of the   …Continue Reading


LECTURE AT LIBERTY UNIVERSITY ON THE EXTENT OF THE ATONEMENT

In October of 2013 I delivered a lecture on the extent of the atonement at Liberty University. I addressed two key biblical passages: Isaiah 53 and 1 Corinthians 15:1-11. The lecture seeks to demonstrate that the Bible affirms Christ died for the sins of all people. I explain why these texts cannot be interpreted to   …Continue Reading


“WHOSOEVER WILL” – 5 YEARS LATER

Five years ago this week, Whosoever Will: a Biblical-Theological Critique of Five-Point Calvinism, which I co-edited along with Dr. Steve Lemke, was published by B&H Academic. http://www.amazon.com/Whosoever-Will-Biblical-Theological-Five-Point-Calvinism/dp/0805464166. The book is a collection of papers delivered at the 2008 John 3:16 Conference held at First Baptist Church, Woodstock, GA. Each paper dealt with one of the letters of   …Continue Reading


Review of John Piper’s Chapter in “From Heaven He Came & Sought Her” – Part 2

Definite Atonement & the Free Offer of the Gospel. Piper asserts his belief that the free offer of the gospel to all people is one of the “benefits” or “intentions” of God in the atonement (657-664). Scripture teaches the “free offer” of the gospel to all. But this is not something that the atonement itself   …Continue Reading


Review of John Piper’s Chapter in “From Heaven He Came & Sought Her,” Part 1

The final chapter in From Heaven He Came and Sought Her covers the subject of preaching and definite atonement. John Piper does the honors. This chapter is a fitting conclusion to the book as Piper attempts to show that preaching definite atonement redounds to the glory of God.   Introduction (633-637). Piper asserts three things   …Continue Reading


Review of Sinclair Ferguson’s Chapter on Limited Atonement & Assurance in “From Heaven He Came & Sought Her”

Sinclair Ferguson’s chapter appears in the practical section of the volume and addresses the issue of assurance in pastoral ministry from the perspective of limited atonement. The bulk of the chapter is an analysis and critique of the 19th century Scottish Presbyterian pastor Macleod Campbell’s view of definite atonement and assurance. Campbell’s The Nature of   …Continue Reading