Recovering a Covenantal Heritage: Essays in Baptist Covenant Theology Edited by Richard C. Barcellos, Ph.D.

Recovering a Covenantal Heritage: Essays in Baptist Covenant Theology

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This book is an effort to continue the discussion going on in our day concerning the important issue of covenant theology among Baptists and paedobaptists.

527 pages
Published 2014

If you are interested in covenant theology, this book is for you. It in no way pretends to be a fully worked-out Baptist covenant theology. It contains essays by thirteen different authors who do not necessarily advocate the fine details of every contribution, something that is quite common with multiple-author works.

After the Preface and Introduction, the first main section is historical. It seeks to set a historical-theological context for the reader. The second section discusses various biblical issues related to covenant theology. The third section of the book, though the shortest, seeks to put things together, though certainly not in any comprehensive sense.

Recommendations by Voddie Baucham, Nathan Finn, Conrad Mbewe, Tom Nettles, and others!

Table of Contents

  • Preface ~ Richard C. Barcellos, Ph.D.
  • Introduction ~ James M. Renihan, Ph.D.


  1. A Brief Overview of Seventeenth-Century Reformed Orthodox Federalism ~ Richard C. Barcellos, Ph.D.
  2. Covenant Theology in the First and Second London Confessions of Faith ~ James M. Renihan, Ph.D.
  3. By Farther Steps: A Seventeenth-Century Particular Baptist Covenant Theology ~ Pascal Denault, Th.M.
  4. The Puritan Argument for the Immersion of Believers: How Seventeenth-Century Baptists Utilized the Regulative Principle of Worship ~ Stephen Weaver, Jr., Ph.D.
  5. The Antipaedobaptism of John Tombes ~ Michael T. Renihan, Ph.D.
  6. The Abrahamic Covenant in the Thought of John Tombes ~ Michael T. Renihan, Ph.D.
  7. John Owen on the Mosaic Covenant ~ Thomas E. Hicks, Jr., Ph.D.
  8. A ‘Novel’ Approach to Credobaptist and Paedobaptist Polemics ~ Jeffrey A. Massey


  1. The Fatal Flaw of Infant Baptism: The Dichotomous Nature of the Abrahamic Covenant ~ Jeffrey D. Johnson, D.Min.
  2. The Difference Between the Old and New Covenants: John Owen on Hebrews 8:6 ~ John Owen, D.D.
  3. The Newness of the New Covenant (Part 1) ~ James R. White, Th.D.
  4. The Newness of the New Covenant (Part 2) ~ James R. White, Th.D.
  5. Acts 2:39 in its Context (Part 1): An Exegetical Summary of Acts 2:39 and Paedobaptism ~ Jamin Hübner, Th.D.
  6. Acts 2:39 in its Context (Part 2): Case Studies in Paedobaptist Interpretations of Acts 2:39 ~ Jamin Hübner, Th.D.
  7. An Exegetical Appraisal of Colossians 2:11-12 ~ Richard C. Barcellos, Ph.D.


  1. Reformed Baptist Covenant Theology and Biblical Theology ~ Micah and Samuel Renihan
  • Scripture Index
  • Name and Subject Index

Product endorsements

Recovering a Covenantal Heritage is more than a book title; it is a welcomed clarion call for modern Reformed Baptists. May it receive a wide and thorough reading, and spark a renewal of distinct Reformed Baptist theology!

Voddie Baucham
Pastor of Preaching at Grace Family Baptist Church
Author of Joseph and the Gospel of Many Colors

By recovering a covenantal theology that is central to biblical revelation, this book helps to re-signify the Baptist identity by grounding it in the biblical-covenantal framework and by showing its organic relationship to the Reformed faith.

Leonardo De Chirico
Istituto di Formazione Evangelica e Documentazione
Padova, Italy

My prayer is that the Lord would use books like this to grant us greater consensus as we seek to rightly interpret the Word of God and shepherd healthy congregations that closely reflect the teachings of that Word.

Nathan A. Finn, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Historical Theology and Baptist Studies
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Wake Forest, NC​

This scholarly work, written from a Reformed Baptist perspective, is worth all the effort you will put into reading it. Put your thinking cap on and go for it!

Conrad Mbewe
Pastor of Kabwata Baptist Church
Lusaka, Zambia
Editor of Reformation Zambia
Author of Foundations for the Flock
Chancellor of African Christian University

This is a thoroughly enjoyable book. A sincere thank you to all the contributors.

Tom J. Nettles
Professor of Church History, retired
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

I warmly welcome this work for all who wish to understand classic Particular Baptist thinking on this important subject.

Robert W. Oliver
Visiting Professor of Church History,
Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids
Author of History of the English Calvinistic Baptists 1771-1892