John Calvin’s View of the Extent of the Atonement

From the Westminster Theological Journal 47:2 (1985) 197-225.

By Dr. Roger Nicole

This topic has received considerable attention in the recent past, perhaps in view of R. T. Kendall’s very controversial book Calvin and English Calvinism to 1649.1 An effort is made here to summarize the debate and to provide a brief evaluation.

…Our conclusion, on balance, is that definite atonement fits better than universal grace into the total pattern of Calvin’s teaching. Read more»

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