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Ron Highfield Discusses Atonement Theory in Latest Book

June 15, 2021  | 1 min read

In April, Cascade Books published Pepperdine professor Ronald Highfield’s latest book, The New Adam: What the Early Church Can Teach Evangelicals (and Liberals) about the Atonement. Highfield’s recent publication reframes Christian atonement theory, utilizing biblical and traditional sources to create, as one reviewer writes, “a compelling theological account of atonement in the context of historic Christian tradition.”

The publisher adds, “Instead of viewing the atonement as the solution to God's problem of how to forgive sins while remaining perfectly just, Highfield argues that the atonement is God's solution to our problem. In Jesus, God rewrites the human story, forgiving our sins, correcting our mistakes, and realizing our destiny.”

Highfield serves as a professor of religion in the Religion and Philosophy Division of Seaver College, teaching courses in systematic theology and Christianity and culture. He is the author of ten books, including Barth and Rahner, Great is the Lord, God, Freedom & Human Dignity, and The Faithful Creator. He has also been published in Restoration Quarterly, Stone-Campbell Journal, and Christian Scholars Review, among other journals.

To learn more about his book, visit the The New Adam: What the Early Church Can Teach Evangelicals (and Liberals) about the Atonement webpage.