Wednesday, March 26, 2008


Andrew Sach is a contemporary evangelical Christian speaker and author. In recent years he has been a regular speaker at the Word Alive conference. After studying Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge, Sach worked as an apprentice for a year at the church of St Andrew the Great, Cambridge. He then completed a doctorate at the University of York, before working for St Helen's Bishopsgate in London for three years. Whilst there he studied part-time at the Cornhill Training Course. From there went to Oak Hill Theological College (with a six month exchange to Moore Theological College, Sydney) to train as a pastor-teacher in the Church of England.

Steve Jeffery, Michael Ovey, Andrew Sach

Category: Theology
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With the central Christian doctrine of penal substitution increasingly under attack, these authors articulate a series of responses to specific theological and cultural criticisms. The belief that Jesus died for us, suffering the wrath of his own Father in our place, has been the wellspring of hope for countless Christians through the ages. However, with an increasing number of theologians, church leaders, and even popular Christian books and magazines questioning this doctrine, which naysayers have described as a form of "cosmic child abuse," a fresh articulation and affirmation of penal substitution is needed. And Jeffery, Ovey, and Sach have responded here with clear exposition and analysis. They make the case not only that the doctrine is clearly taught in Scripture, but that it has an impeccable pedigree and a central place in Christian theology, and that its neglect has serious consequences. The authors also systematically analyze over twenty specific objections that have been brought against penal substitution and charitably but firmly offer a defining declaration of the doctrine of the cross for any concerned reader.

1 comment:

Cameron Buettel said...

Steve Jeffery informs me that Andrew Sach is the editorial genius that made "Pierced For Our Transgressions" both accessible and shorter than "War and Peace".