The Sinaitic/Mosaic Covenant: Works or Grace? Turretin Explains…

Francis Turretin is most helpful in the sometimes heated discussion of whether the covenant God made with the Israelites on Sinai was simply the covenant of grace renewed, or simply the covenant of works republished, or something else (a third thing). Turretin first rejects the "third covenant" opinion, which the "celebrated man, John Cameron" (the… Continue reading The Sinaitic/Mosaic Covenant: Works or Grace? Turretin Explains…

Muller on Reformed Scholasticism

I appreciate the work of Richard Muller. Here is part of the reason why: He said, The identification of the covenant of works as a consequent doctrine [in protestant scholasticism] surely accounts for: 1) The varied terminology (covenant of works, nature, creation, innocence), associated with it 2) For its absence from some of the major Reformed theological systems… Continue reading Muller on Reformed Scholasticism

R.L. Dabney’s (Re?)definition of the Covenant of Works

I came across a somewhat strange formulation of the covenant of works (COW), expressed by R.L Dabney in his Systematic Theology. Dabney, a 19th century southern Presbyterian theologian, generally has some very intriguing and insightful comments on various loci of systematic theology. His approach to the COW, however, seems like a bit of a departure… Continue reading R.L. Dabney’s (Re?)definition of the Covenant of Works

Shane in Print on Two Important Subjects

Shane's far too modest to draw attention to his work, but I noticed that two of his articles have made the list of "Selected Articles Published in The Outlook" over on The Outlook's website. First, note his article on the law/gospel distinction evident in the Heidelberg Catechism entitled "The Two Parts of the Heidelberg Catechism:… Continue reading Shane in Print on Two Important Subjects