This is a reprint of the 1854, fifth edition. Noah Worcester (1758-1837) was a fifer with the American Revolutionary forces at the famous battle of Bunker Hill, and subsequently a Congregationalist... More > minister in New Hampshire.
In 1810 Worcester published the first edition of Bible News, the product of decades of wrestling with the doctrine of the Trinity and its alleged basis in the Bible. An controversy ensued, and his denomination condemned him as an apostate. With little hope of ever preaching again in New Hampshire, Worcester was invited by some leading Unitarian clergymen to edit a new periodical, The Christian Disciple. Worcester moved to Brighton, Massachusetts, and edited that publication from 1813 to 1818. Worcester continued to periodically revise the Bible News.He is also well known as an early American advocate of pacifism, to which he devoted much energy in the last two decades of his life.< Less
This is a clean, readable, and complete (though not flawless) reprint of the second edition of The Atoning Sacrifice (1830) by Noah Worcester.
Worcester discusses the purpose of Jesus' crucifixion.... More > Did God need an object of wrath in order to forgive human sins? Or was this an expression of love on the part of God and his Son?
The book will be of interest to anyone thinking through rival Christian theories of atonement.< Less