In the course of history one often witnesses the proverbial “pendulum swing.” Several decades ago the Church still seemed to be experiencing a low ebb in the explication of the doctrine of the covenant. Now the church appears to be suffering from an inundation of radical, or “hyper,” versions of covenant theology that have resulted in several distortions, and sometimes radical movements, away from classic confessional orthodoxy. In the present volume, the reader is offered both a critique of some of the current tendencies troubling reformed and evangelical churches and a fresh exposition of classic Calvinism on the covenant theme. While only a limited number of topics are addressed, it is the publisher’s hope that this collection of papers will serve the Church well in steering her way through some of the rough waters of controversy to the quieter waters of a theology derived from Scripture alone.
Table of Contents
- The Unity of the Covenant (Andrew McGowan)
- Federal Theology and the Westminster Standards (Morton H. Smith)
- Jeremiah 31 and the New Covenant (Richard D. Phillips)
- Scottish Covenant Theology (Andrew McGowan)
- The Covenant and Our Children (Joseph A. Pipa, Jr.)
- Covenant Confusion (Richard D. Phillips)
- Justification by Faith Alone (John Carrick)
- Defense of Paedocommunion (Robert Rayburn)
- Pauline Communion vs. Paedocommunion (Kenneth Gentry)
Joseph A. Pipa, Jr. (PhD, Westminster Theological Seminary) is President and Professor of Systematic & Homiletical Theology at Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Click here to visit his faculty page.
C.N. Willborn (PhD, Westminster Theological Seminary) is Senior Pastor of Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Oak Ridge, TN, and Adjunct Professor of Church History at Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Click here to visit his faculty page.