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Introducing Covenant Theology

Introducing Covenant Theology
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Horton, Michael

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Listen to a lecture by Michael Horton entitled The Promise-Driven Life. (The Gospel Coalition)


Read an article by Michael Horton entitled Covenant. (Ligonier Ministries)

Publisher's Description

Since biblical times, history is replete with promises made and promises broken. Pastors and teachers know the power of the covenant, and they know that understanding the concept of covenant is crucial to understanding Scripture. They also know that covenant theology provides the foundation for core Christian beliefs and that covenants in their historical context hold significance even today. But to laypeople and new Christians, the eternal implications of "cutting" a covenant with God can be complicated.

Now available in trade paper, Introducing Covenant Theology unwinds the intricacies of covenant theology, making the complex surprisingly simple and accessible to every reader. With keen understanding, careful scholarship, and insight, Michael Horton leads all believers toward a deeper understanding of crucial covenant concepts.

208 Pages
Published April 2009 (previously published under the title God of Promise)

About the Author

Michael Horton (PhD, University of Coventry and Wycliffe Hall, Oxford) is J. Gresham Machen Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics at Westminster Seminary California. He hosts The White Horse Inn radio broadcast and is editor-in-chief of Modern Reformation magazine. He is the author/editor of more than twenty books, including Christless Christianity, The Gospel-Driven Life, and The Gospel Commission.

Book Details

208 Pages
Publisher: Baker Book House
Publication Date: April 2009
ISBN 10: 080107195X
ISBN 13: 9780801071959

“In this masterful summary of covenant theology, Michael Horton uses his exceptional gifts as a theologian to explain covenant as the central organizing principle of Scripture. Horton carefully shows how systematic covenant theology holds together many important biblical principles in this proper balance! Faith and works, justification and sanctification, law and gospel, human responsibility and divine sovereignty. Clear and comprehensive-the ideal introduction to covenant theology.”
- Dr. Philip Graham Ryken, President, Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois

“Thought is packed tight in this masterful survey of the covenantal frame of God's self-disclosure in Scripture, and for serious students it is a winner.”
- J. I. Packer, Professor of Theology, Regent College

“[Introducing Covenant Theology] is a rigorous and articulate defense of a traditional view of covenant theology. Dr. Horton's federalist emphasis gleans from well-established Reformed writers while adding his own highly readable and insightful commentary.”
- Bryan Chapell, President, Covenant Theological Seminary

“Michael Horton has brought covenant theology to life in a way which engages modern thought and appeals to contemporary students and pastors alike. His book is a clear guide to an essential topic.”
- Gerald Bray, Anglican Professor of Divinity, Beeson Divinity School, Sanford University