The Atonement: Its Meaning and Significance, By Leon L. Morris

The Atonement

Its Meaning and Significance

by Leon L. Morris

The Atonement
  • Length: 219 pages
  • Published: April 06, 1984
  • Imprint: IVP Academic
  • Item Code: 0826
  • ISBN: 9780877848264

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Why is the cross the crux of Christianity? What are the meaning and significance of the atomement? The Bible uses a host of terms to illuminate the answers to these questions: covenant, sacrifice, the Day of Atonement, Passover, redemption, reconciliation, propitiation, justification. In plain English Leon Morris explains each of these words, thus opening up for students, pastors and teachers the fuller biblical dimension of God's great salvation.


1. Covenant
2. Sacrifice
3. The Day of Atonement
4. The Passover
5. Redemption
6. Reconciliation
7. Propitiation
8. Justification


Index of biblical references

General index

Leon L. Morris

Leon Morris (1914-2006), one of the leading evangelical New Testament scholars of the twentieth century, served as principal of Ridley College in Melbourne, Australia. He was the author of more than forty works, including The Apostolic Preaching of the Cross, The Atonement, and comprehensive scholarly studies on Matthew, Luke, John, and Romans. He was the general editor of the Tyndale New Testament Commentaries and wrote the volumes in that series on Luke, 1 Corinthians, 1 & 2 Thessalonians, and Revelation.