I think it is safe to say that Robert Peterson has already established himself as one of the premier theological thinkers of this generation. I was only introduced to his work about two years ago but have since then read a number of things he has written. Honestly, I have begun to look forward to the release of more of his works.
His newest title, Salvation Accomplished by the Son, is a mammoth theology text. Well, maybe not mammoth but it is big. Especially considering the fact it is merely focused upon Christology. Think about it, when was the last time you read a 600 + page theology book that was not a systematic theology text? Seriously, a 600 + page book focused solely upon God the Son!
Okay, enough about the size and focus of the book. The question is simply this: Is it any good? Emphatically, yes! It is a gem of a work! This is perhaps one of the most valuable books on Christology written in the last 100 years. As John Frame has said of this book, this is “Systematic theology at its very best. This is the book to which, after Scripture itself, I would first turn to explore any question about Jesus’ incarnation, atonement, or resurrection.” High praise but it is quite fitting.
If you have a list of theology books to read this coming year, Salvation Accomplished by the Son needs to be on that list. A deep, biblical Christology seems to be lacking in most contemporary theological discussions. Dr. Peterson’s work will serve as a potent antidote for that problem.