“Shades of opinion within a generic Calvinism”: The Particular Redemption Debate at the Westminster Assembly
In October 1645, the Westminster Assembly of Divines debated the proposition "Christ did intend to Redeeme the elect only", revealing in the process that there was more than one way to be a Calvinist and not every way involved 'limited atonement'. This article (with some surprising conclusions) looks at the Divines' debate itself, the background to British Calvinist hypothetical universalism (as opposed to French Amyraldianism), and what the Westminster Confession actually teaches on this controversial point of doctrine.

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You may also be interested in the less specialised and more comprehensive look at limited atonement which I have written called Limited Atonement: A Biblical, Theological, and Practical Investigation.