Primary Source:


1. ON THE HANDING OVER OF CHRIST WHICH IS SAID TO HAVE BEEN DONE BY THE FATHER THE SON, JUDAS AND THE JEWS. And so Christ is the priest, as he is also the victim and the price of our reconciliation. He offered himself on the altar of the cross not to the devil, but to the triune God, and he did so for all with regard to the sufficiency of the price, but only for the elect with regard to its efficacy, because he brought about salvation only for the predestined.

Peter Lombard, The Sentences (Canada: Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies, 2008), Book 3, Distinction 20, Chapter 5, Page 86.

Secondary sources:

David Paraeus:

Lombard writes as follows: “Christ offered himself to God, the Trinity for all men, as it respects the sufficiency of the price; but only for the elect as it regards the efficacy thereof, because he effected, and purchased salvation only for those who were predestinated.”

G. Michael Thomas:

“He offered himself for all as far as the sufficiency of the price is concerned, but, as far as efficacy is concerned, for the elect only,” Libri Sententiarum Quatuor, in J. Migne (ed.), Cursus Completus Patrologiae, Paris 1845.

G. Michael Thomas, The Extent of the Atonement, 5.

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A little update of the Lombard file. I have included an original primary source, and two secondary sources, one classic, one modern.

June 8th, 2009 at 8:33 am

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