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Fesko, John V.
The Covenant of Redemption. Origins, Development, and Reception.
Göttingen u. a.: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2016. 256 S. = Reformed Historical Theology, 35. Geb. EUR 100,00. ISBN 978-3-525-55098-4.
John V. Fesko offers a much-needed scholarly work filling a sizeable gap in historical theology – a wide-ranging study of the Reformed covenant of redemption. F.’s prose is highly readable and his grasp of historical theology very rich, his use of primary sources is precise and sufficient without being overwhelming, and his arguments are highly organized and persuasive.
F. rightly points out the lacuna in recent scholarship regarding the covenant of redemption, or pactum salutis, the eternal covenant between Christ and the Father to elect and redeem certain indi-viduals, which is distinct from the covenant of grace which is bet-ween God and Man. Originally a major given of theology for most Reformed theologians, and of course a point of significant differ-ence with the ...
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