Pascal Denault, `The Distinctiveness of Baptist Covenant Theology: A Comparison Between Seventeenth-Century Particular Baptist and Paedobaptist Federalism', Solid Ground Christian Books (Birmingham: Alabama), 2013.
This is a nicely presented book based on the author's masters thesis. It is up-to-date, and interacts with contemporary literature up to 2012. It has footnotes where they belong (at the bottom of the page they are referenced on), and a full bibliography of works quoted. It does not have a subject, name or scripture index, but is well structured so that, arguably, only the lack of a name index is significant.
The book has the following structure:
1. Introduction .... 1.1 Hypothesis .... 1.2 Methodology and Original Sources .... 1.3 Brief History of Covenant Theology 2. The Covenant of Works .... 2.1 Description and Function of the Covenant of Works .... 2.2 Relationship between the Covenant of Works and the Old Covenant 3. The Covenant of Grace .... 3.1 The Covenent of Grace in the 17th century .... 3.2 The Covenant of Grace as seen by Paedobaptists .... 3.3 The Covenant of Grace as seen by Baptists .... 3.4 Comparison of the Two Models 4. The Old Covenant .... 4.1 What Does the Old Covenant Mean? .... 4.2 The Abrahamic Covenant .... 4.3 The Mosaic Covenant 5. The New Covenant .... 5.1 The Newness of the New Covenant 6. Conclusion
This is a much needed, and extremely welcome book.Read more ›
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