What Exactly is Satisfaction in Aquinas? A short essay on a long note

by Jonathan Tomes Trevor does not say anything very controversial in his criticism of Pierced for Our Transgressions, not according to scholarship, but I hope in what follows to raise significant concerns about the state of relevant scholarship on Aquinas’s doctrine of atonement. I will not argue for a model or theory of penal substitutionary… Read More What Exactly is Satisfaction in Aquinas? A short essay on a long note

A Note on Aquinas and Penal Atonement

by Trevor Anderson Elsewhere I’ve discussed two aspirations of New Calvinist theology: a commitment to clear thinking and argumentation, and competent engagement with relevant conversations (viz., “scholarship”). Here I’d like to note an instance in one prominent New Calvinist resource that falls short of these two ideals and so illustrates the need for more promising modes of inquiry and argument. Steve… Read More A Note on Aquinas and Penal Atonement

Substitution and Liberation: A Review of Fleming Rutledge’s The Crucifixion: Understanding the Death of Jesus Christ

by Eric Demeuse Few theological texts garner the cross-confessional praise won by Fleming Rutledge’s The Crucifixion (Eerdmans, 2015). With accolades from George Hunsinger, David Bentley Hart, Stanley Hauerwas, John Witvliet, Marilyn McCord Adams, and Bishop Robert Barron, to name just a few, the book certainly lives up to the hype. Rutledge writes unabashedly from the… Read More Substitution and Liberation: A Review of Fleming Rutledge’s The Crucifixion: Understanding the Death of Jesus Christ

An Interview with Charles Raith on Aquinas, Calvin, and Ecumenism: Part 1

Charles Raith II is Director of the Paradosis Center for Theology and Scripture and Assistant Professor of Religion and Philosophy at John Brown University. He received his PhD from Ave Maria University. He is author of the book Aquinas and Calvin on Romans: God’s Justification and Our Participation (Oxford University Press), and the forthcoming After Merit: John Calvin’s… Read More An Interview with Charles Raith on Aquinas, Calvin, and Ecumenism: Part 1