In this essay I set out some standard models of the atonement. I then use one construal of the doctrine of the transmission of original sin, namely Augustinian realism, and transpose it onto the doctrine of the atonement in order to provide the metaphysical underpinning necessary to motivate a version of the doctrine of penal substitution. I contend that this version of penal substitution avoids the most serious standard objections to the doctrine.
|Translated title of the contribution||"Original Sin and Atonement"|
|Title of host publication||The Oxford Handbook of Philosophical Theology|
|Editors||Thomas P. Flint, Michael C. Rea|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|Pages||430 - 451|
|Number of pages||21|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|