The Trinity and the Covenant of Redemption

Discussion in 'Covenant Theology' started by Nate, Nov 21, 2016.

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  1. Nate

    Nate Puritan Board Junior

    I'm just finishing J.V. Fesko's 2016 book, The Trinity and the Covenant of Redemption. This is my first time reading more than an internet thread on this topic. Does anyone know how Fesko's work compares to other treatments of the Covenant of Redemption? Any recommendations for other books on the topic? In his book, Fesko's mentioned that there have only been 3 books in the last 325 years specifically dedicated to the Covenant of Redemption, so perhaps searching through various systematic theologies is my best bet?
  2. NaphtaliPress

    NaphtaliPress Administrator Staff Member

    Which three works does he name? James Durham remarks on it on a popular level throughout his sermons on Isaiah 53. David Dickson's and Durham's Sum of Saving Knowledge also notes it, again popular level.
  3. Nate

    Nate Puritan Board Junior

    He makes the comment in the Preface, but doesn't cite the three books. From citations in the section on origins and development of the doctrine, it appears he may be referring to Obadiah Sedgwick's The Bowels of Tender Mercy Sealed in the Everlasting Covenant, Patrick Gillespie's The Ark of the Covenant Openened: or a Treatise of the Covenant of Redemption Between God and Christ, and perhaps Rutherford's The Covenant of Life Opened or Thomas Goodwin's Christ the Mediator.

    He does spend quite a bit of space on Dickson and Durham. With your recommendation, Durham and Dickson look like a good place to start.
  4. NaphtaliPress

    NaphtaliPress Administrator Staff Member

    See Sermon 27 of Durham's 72 sermons on Isaiah 53, and before and after but mainly that one I think, which I happen to be proof reading this morning for a reissue of all of Durham's sermons sometime next year, D.V.
  5. Dachaser

    Dachaser Puritan Board Senior

    What would be his main gist on this topic?
  6. mgkortus

    mgkortus Puritan Board Freshman

    Nate, both HH and Bavinck cover the covenant of redemption in their reformed dogmatics. Look under pactum salutis.
  7. timfost

    timfost Puritan Board Junior

    Charles Hodge's ST would a great resource as well. He does a good job comparing and contrasting to the covenant of grace. Berkhof's ST also has a helpful section on it but he doesn't get into very many practical or theological implications.
  8. C. Matthew McMahon

    C. Matthew McMahon Christian Preacher

    Also, all these either are about the CoR or have whole chapters/sections on the topic:
    The Covenant of Redemption - by Samuel Willard (1640-1707)
    God's Covenant and Our Duty by Samuel Willard
    Christ, The Righteousness of His People, Richard Rawlin
    The Covenant of Life Opened, by Samuel Rutherford
    The Sinner's Justifying Righteousness, John Beart
  9. BayouHuguenot

    BayouHuguenot Puritan Board Doctor

    Samuel Rutherford's The Trial and Triumph of Faith has a few pages to it.
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