Governmental theory of atonement (see Atonement, Theories of, 5) of H. Grotius* as developed by J. Edwards* the Younger (hence also called Edwardean Theory): God is a moral governor rather than a sovereign; the work of Christ is universal, not particular; neither Adam's sin nor Christ's righteousness is imputed. See also New England Theology, 4.
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