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Title: The atonement in its relations : the doctrine of salvation in the federal theology of Hugh Martin (1822-1885)
Author: Ferguson, John C. A.
Awarding Body: University of Aberdeen
Current Institution: University of Aberdeen
Date of Award: 2011
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Hugh Martin (1822–1885) was a prominent ecclesiastical figure in the second half of the nineteenth century in the Free Church of Scotland. Among his sermons, books, articles and letters the doctrine of the atonement is a prevailing concern. His understanding of it is dispersed throughout his writings. Churchmen and theologians hold Martin in high regard, yet his writings and theology have suffered neglect. Therefore his life and writings are introduced alongside a survey of theological positions on the atonement with which he disputed. His ecclesiastical and theological context provides a foundation for expounding his theology. A federal theologian in the tradition of the Westminster Standards he studies the atonement systematically, in its relations to other doctrines. The atonement is founded upon a comprehensive theology and is dependent upon the doctrines of God and creation. The covenant of grace, priesthood of Christ and justification are doctrines of chief importance for understanding the nature and extent of the atonement. A chapter on each expounds his thought concerning them and their relations and bearing upon the atonement. Upon recovery of his theology an assessment is offered in light of more recent theological developments. Martin’s theology of atonement provides a response to several criticisms against federal Calvinism. Strengths and weaknesses of his writings are observed and suggestions made concerning doctrinal points for further study.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.553761  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Salvation
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