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

Turretin on the Covenants Part II

 This is part II of F. Turretin's discussion of the difference between the Covenant of Works and the Covenant of Grace.  Again, this is found in volume 2 of Turretin's Institutes (pages 190-191). The CoW and CoG differ: 6) In their ends: the end of the first (CoW) was the declaration of justice, while the… Continue reading Turretin on the Covenants Part II

Turretin on the Covenants (Part I)

  Z. Ursinus (d. 1583) said that all preachers should be able to clearly explain the difference between the Law and the Gospel.  I say the same for the Covenant of Works and the Covenant of Grace distinction.   Here is F. Turretin (d. 1687)  on the difference between the two - this is part one of… Continue reading Turretin on the Covenants (Part I)

A High Point in Dutch Reformed Theology: Affirming the Covenant of Works

I pointed out in a previous post on Johannes Vanderkemp (c. 1700) that "old-school" Dutch Reformed theology had a robust view of the Covenant of Works.  There was another "huge" Dutch theologian writing at that same time: Wilhelmus a Brakel.  In 1700, he published his massive dogmatics, The Christian's Reasonable Service.  In his day and following,… Continue reading A High Point in Dutch Reformed Theology: Affirming the Covenant of Works

Jon Levenson on the Historical Prologue of the Treaty

Jewish OT scholar Jon Levenson again shines as he discusses the suzerainty treaty/covenant in the ancient Near East/OT.  Here he is speaking specifically of the historical prologue.  This is worth reading a few times! "Israel began to infer and to affirm her identity by telling a story.  To be sure, the story has implications that can be… Continue reading Jon Levenson on the Historical Prologue of the Treaty