Reformed Covenant Theology

Reformed Covenant Theology

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Covenant shapes our life with God

In Reformed Covenant Theology: A Systematic Introduction, Harrison Perkins shows how Christ and his work are the heart of that covenant relationship. Since God lives in covenant with his redeemed people, covenant theology provides a framework for Christians to grow in their life with God, to read the Bible, and to love the church.

 

Contents

  • Meeting God in the Covenants
  • Part 1: The Covenant of Works
    • The Covenant with Adam and Its Law
    • The Covenant’s Legal Character and Reward
    • Applying the Covenant of Works
  • Part 2: The Covenant of Redemption
    • The Trinity and Their Covenant
    • The Father, Son, and Spirit in the Fulfillment of Salvation
    • The Last Adam and His People
  • Part 3: The Substance of the Covenant of Grace
    • The Unity of the Covenant of Grace in Christ
    • The Unity of the Covenant of Grace in the Benefits of Christ
    • The Time of Tension
    • Part 4: The Administration of the Covenant of Grace
      • God’s Multifaceted Plan of Salvation
      • From Adam to Moses
      • The Mosaic Covenant
      • From Moses to Christ
    • Part 5: Living in God’s Covenant of Grace
      • The Covenant Community
      • The Shape of Covenantal Life with God
      • Theses on Covenant Theology

Perkins is an expert in his field and very much a pastor. … You will not be disappointed.

—From the foreword by Ligon Duncan

We’re witnessing a renaissance of covenant theology, which is to say, classic Reformed theology. Taking into account key debates, Perkins weaves biblical, historical, and systematic theology into a rich tapestry. And, as a pastor, he displays its relevance for our lives. With this book we have the best contemporary account of the Bible’s own unifying structure.

—Michael Horton, Westminster Seminary California, Escondido, CA

“At last! A systematic entryway into covenant theology. I have been waiting for a book like this one, a book that does not merely regurgitate the storyline of Scripture but summons systematic theology to make covenantal connections across the canon.

—Matthew Barrett, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City, MO

Readers expecting just another book on covenant theology may be surprised as they read this work, but they will not be disappointed. Harrison Perkins has approached the topic of covenant theology in a unique way here and provided a theological feast in the process. One does not have to agree with all of his conclusions to recognize what a gift this book is to the church.

—Keith A. Mathison, Reformation Bible College, Sanford, FL

This book is at once a thorough historical and biblical discussion of covenant theology with all its nooks and crannies, and one that is easy to understand. Perkins writes with a deep familiarity with what he discusses, enabling him both to explain difficult concepts for modern readers and to highlight areas of disagreement even among the Reformed. A model of pastoral scholarship written in service to the church.

—Brandon D. Crowe, Westminster Theological Seminary, Glenside, PA


About Harrison Perkins

Harrison Perkins is pastor of Oakland Hills Community Church (OPC), online faculty in church history at Westminster Theological Seminary, and visiting lecturer in systematic theology at Edinburgh Theological Seminary.


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