Robert W. Oliver recommends Recovering a Covenantal Heritage

It is encouraging to discover that after many years of neglect Baptists are again giving serious attention to the doctrine of the covenant. We owe much to our North American brethren for the way in which this study has been developed, both exegetically and historically. As the title suggests, it is a recovery of lost […]

Crawford Gribben recommends Recovering a Covenantal Heritage

Crawford Gribben has written a recommendation for RBAP’s next title, Recovering a Covenantal Heritage: Essays in Baptist Covenant Theology. You might be asking, “Who is Crawford Gribben?” He is Professor of Early Modern Baptist History at Queen’s University, Belfast. He is also author of many books. You can see his books at Amazon. Here is […]

Conclusion to Chapter 1 of Recovering a Covenantal Heritage: Essays in Baptist Covenant Theology

Conclusion to Chapter 1 of Recovering a Covenantal Heritage: Essays in Baptist Covenant Theology, “A Brief Overview of Seventeenth-Century Reformed Orthodox Federalism” by Richard C. Barcellos   The intent of this brief survey is to introduce readers to the thought-world of the most productive era in the history of the church for the formulation of federal […]

Introduction to Recovering a Covenantal Heritage: Essays in Baptist Covenant Theology

Introduction   Twenty-first century Baptists in North America are the children of the twentieth century. While this might seem like a truism, it is nevertheless of great importance to understand Baptist self-identity. It would be a fascinating study to investigate all of the different ways that this notion works itself out. We must, however, limit […]

Preface to Recovering a Covenantal Heritage: Essays in Baptist Covenant Theology

Recovering a Covenantal Heritage: Essays in Baptist Covenant Theology can be purchased here. Preface   This book is offered with the intent to further the discussion on covenant theology among Baptists and paedobaptists. It in no way pretends to be a fully worked-out Baptist covenant theology. It contains essays by thirteen different authors who do […]

Recovering a Covenantal Heritage: Essays in Baptist Covenant Theology

RBAP is working on its next publication, Recovering a Covenantal Heritage: Essays in Baptist Covenant Theology. Here is the Table of Contents. Table of Contents   Preface…………………………………………………………………………………………… Richard C. Barcellos, Ph.D.   Introduction……………………………………………………………………………………… James M. Renihan, Ph.D. Historical  1. A Brief Overview of Seventeenth-Century Reformed Orthodox Federalism………… Richard C. Barcellos, Ph.D. 2. Covenant Theology in the First and […]

What is a divine covenant and what is the New Covenant in contrast to the Old Covenant?

What is a divine covenant and what is the New Covenant in contrast to the Old Covenant?   What is a divine covenant? A basic definition of a divine covenant is as follows: A divine covenant is a relational arrangement, initiated by God’s sovereign dispensing of his kindness, goodness, and wisdom toward man. In other […]

A Typical Objection to the Covenant of Works

A Typical Objection to the Covenant of Works Richard C. Barcellos   Introduction: Many have denied the covenant of works for various reasons. For sake of space, I want to deal with one typical objection.   Objection stated: Probably the most obvious objection, and a very common one, is that the word “covenant” is nowhere […]