The Distinctiveness of Baptist Covenant Theology, Pascal Denault (Revised Edition)



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Product Description

Subtitled A Comparison Between Seventeenth-Century Particular Baptist and Paedobaptist Federalism, among other things, this book compares the doctrine of the covenant of grace as formulated in the Westminster Confession of Faith with the Second London Confession of Faith. The thesis is that these two views are the fundamental distinction between the Reformed paedobaptists and the Particular Baptists from which other differences (church and sacraments) emerge.

168 pages
Published 2017 Solid Ground Christian Books
Kindle version 2017

If you are interested in covenant theology and especially if you want to properly distinguish between paedobaptist and credobaptist convenant theology (or federalism), this book is for you. It compares both views in the seventeenth-century context by going through the covenant of works, the covenant of grace, the Old Covenant (which includes a section on the Abrahamic and the Mosaic covenants) and the New Covenant.

Product Endorsements

Whether one agrees or disagrees with Pascal’s arguments and conclusion, nobody can read this book without admitting the seriousness and the soundness of the facts that are reported and that make it a most commendable book on the subject.

Raymond Perron, Ph.D.
Quebec city, Qc

This book by Pascal Denault is a welcome addition to the literature on an issue that has vexed many for too long. It is clear that the seventeenth-century Particular Baptists’ formulation of covenant theology in the Second London Confession of Faith was a modified version of the one contained in the Westminster Confession of Faith. But why the different formulation? Denault’s work goes ad fontes (to the sources) to find the answer.

Richard C. Barcellos, Ph.D.
Palmdale, CA

Pascal Denault deserves many thanks for his labor in researching and describing the nuances of English covenant theology in the seventeenth century. He has uncovered significant factors contributing to the differences between Presbyterian and Particular Baptist thought and practice, describing theological categories in easily accessible terms.

James M. Renihan, Ph.D.
Institute of Reformed Baptist Studies

I pray that this work will contribute to the raising up of more Reformed covenantal Baptist churches which avoid the errors of dispensationalism, theonomy, the Federal Vision, and law/gospel errors. It is worthy to be read by all concerned.

Fred A. Malone, Ph.D.
Author of The Baptism of Disciples Alone

Not only do I think that this is an excellent and valuable resource, I believe it is one of the best upon this subject. This is such an informative and helpful book that I pray that our covenant Lord providentially places this book into the hands of every student of covenant theology.

Jeffrey D. Johnson
Author of The Fatal Flaw of the Theology Behind Infant Baptism

His careful work on the seventeenth-century documents has yielded a strong, Bible-centered, covenantal defense of believers’ baptism and is worthy of a dominant place in the contemporary discussions of both covenantalism and baptism.

Thomas J. Nettles, Ph.D.
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

This new study by Pascal Denault is most helpful in providing an accurate summary of the historic discussion between the Baptists and their fellow Puritans, and then showing the way this discussion bears on the contemporary treatment of a vital issue.

Michael A.G. Haykin, Th.D.
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

About the Author

Pascal Denault is pastor of l’Église évangélique de St-Jérôme in the province of Quebec, a confessional Reformed Baptist church. He is married to Caroline and is father of two boys and two daughters. Pascal has completed a bachelor’s and master’s degree in theology at the Faculté de théologie évangélique of Montreal and is the author of Solas: la quintessence de la foi Chrétienne, forthcoming form Éditions Cruciformes. He blogs at: