Baker Academic Spring 2023 Catalog


Rethinking the Atonement New Perspectives on Jesus’s Death, Resurrection,

and Ascension David M. Moffitt Foreword by N. T. Wright

David Moffitt challenges reductive views of the atonement and offers new perspectives on the saving significance of the death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus in the New Testament.

“Rarely does a new body of scholarship come along that compels us to rethink what we thought we knew about the New Testament. Moffitt’s work on the Letter to the Hebrews is exactly that sort of game-changing intervention.” —RICHARD B. HAYS, Duke University (emeritus) “Moffitt makes a compelling and urgent case for re-examining the saving significance of Jesus’s resurrection and ascension (as well as his death) within the biblical understanding of atonement. This volume will be indispensable for the study of Hebrews, and it should be foundational for the development of atonement theology.” —LOVEDAY ALEXANDER, University of Sheffield (emerita) “An eye-opening series of arguments, each one of which now needs to be pondered and integrated into our overall assessment of Hebrews and its contribution to early Christian thought as a whole.” —N. T. WRIGHT (from the foreword) “Moffitt has changed not only how I read Hebrews but how I con - ceive of my faith. I’m eager to put this volume into the hands of my students and parishioners.” —AMY PEELER, Wheaton College “This collection of essays is not simply a rethinking but a Copernican Revolution in atonement theology, both because it concerns the movement of a celestial body (the risen and ascended Jesus Christ) and because it calls for a reversal of some traditional sote- riological polarities.” —KEVIN J. VANHOOZER, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School “ Rethinking the Atonement promises to be no less than field changing. It will no longer be possible to write on the atonement, let alone Christology, without engaging in detail with the exegetical arguments that Moffitt presents. I cannot recommend this remark - able volume highly enough!” —ALAN J. TORRANCE, University of St. Andrews (emeritus) “A spectacular set of essays from one of the greatest living New Testament scholars. This collection provides a convenient and affordable anthology of some of Moffitt’s most influential work.” —MADISON N. PIERCE, Western Theological Seminary

NOW AVAILABLE • 320 pp. • paper • $35.00 • 9781540966230

David M. Moffitt (PhD, Duke University) is reader in New Testament studies at the University of St. Andrews. His book Atonement and the Logic of Resurrection in the Epistle to the Hebrews received a Manfred Lautenschläger Award for Theological Promise in 2013. He is the coauthor of New Testament Basics and the coeditor of Son, Sacrifice, and Great Shepherd: Studies on the Epistle to the Hebrews and A Scribe Trained for the Kingdom of Heaven: Essays on Christol- ogy and Ethics in Honor of Richard B. Hays .


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