Donald Macleod has written a welcome and convincing apologetic of the cross of Christ. He skilfully blends biblical exegesis and engagement with systematic theologians to produce a robust defence of the classic evangelical view of penal substitution which anticipates objections, places it in a wide framework, and implicitly rebukes sloppy thinking. His clear style makes this book not only a 'must read' on this topic but a joy to read and an educative treat --Derek Tidball, Visiting Scholar, Spurgeon's College, London; author of 'The Message of the Cross'
Those who have heard Donald Macleod preach or who have read his writings will know that the crucified Christ is, of all theological topics, his forte. He has both dazzling insight matched by a way with words which together serve to bring out aspects of the person and work of Christ with memorable beauty. Thus, it is a pleasure to be able to commend this book. If you are familiar with Donald's work, you know what to expect and know that you will be challenged and edified. If you have never read him before, you are in for a treat. --Carl R. Trueman, Paul Woolley Professor of Church History, Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, USA
Donald Macleod's work is always stimulating, sometimes provocative, and never less than excellent. This is a contribution to thought on the atonement that is both timely and incisive. It should be required reading for students, theologians, ministers and anyone interested in learning more about the stupendous atoning work of Christ. --Robert Letham, Director of Research and Senior Lecturer in Systematic and Historical Theology, Wales Evangelical School of Theology, Bridgend; author of 'The Work of Christ'
About the Author
Now retired, Donald Macleod served as Professor of Systematic Theology at Free Church College, Edinburgh, from 1978 to 2011. He also served as Principal from 1999 to 2010. One of Britain's most prominent theologians, he has written extensively on a wide range of issues. His books include 'Behold Your God', 'A Faith to Live By', 'From Glory to Golgotha', 'Jesus Is Lord' and 'The Person of Christ'. He is well known as a previous editor of the Free Church of Scotland's official magazine, 'The Monthly Record', and as a columnist in the 'West Highland Free Press'.