Stephen Charnock (1628-1680), best known for his book entitled Existence and Attributes of God introduces the book Discourse of God's Being the Author of Reconciliation with these words:
"If there be any mystery in Christianity more admirable than another, it is this of reconciliation." According to Charnock, "The scripture... gives us a short but full and clear account of the doctrine of reconciliation, which
is the substantial part of the gospel." Charnock addresses four issues in this book: 1. What reconciliation is, and wherein the nature of it consists. 2. That God the Father is and must be the prime cause of this. 3. Wherein the
agency of the Father appears, and by what acts it is maniftested in the transaction. 4. The use.