The Double Agony

At a staff team day away yesterday, we mused over what Newman meant by this verse in the classic “Praise to the Holiest in the Height”

O generous love! that he who smote
in Man for man the foe,
the double agony in Man
for man should undergo.

What is the “double agony”? Is it

  1. The Father losing the first Adam and then the second Adam?
  2. Jesus suffering both a gruesome physical death and also the effect of all the elect’s sin?
  3. Something else?

Begin the discussion below!!!

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