The binding of God: Calvin's role in the development of covenant theology

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Baker Academic, 2001 - Religion - 331 pages
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In the debate over Calvin's relationship to covenant theology, Peter Lillback offers fresh in-depth scholarship and answers many of the tensions between Calvin's system of theology and traditional covenant theology. Through careful examination of primary sources, Lillback builds a large store of evidence for Calvin's covenant thought. He completely refutes popular claims that predestination and covenant theology were considered incompatible in the early Reformed tradition, that the theologies of Zurich and Geneva were fundamentally different, and that Calvin's system left no room for a covenant understanding of theology.

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Professor Lillback gives us an interesting look at how Calvin understood the covenant of grace. According to Lillback, Calvin understood the covenant not unconditionally, but conditionally. Thus ... Read full review


Series Preface
The Genesis of Covenant Theology The Conception
The Covenant in the Theology of Martin Luther

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