Book Notices -- By: Anonymous
RBTR 1:1 (Jan 2004) p. 175
Readers will understand that we are not able to supply these books.
An Analysis of Herman Witsius's The Economy of the Covenants
D. Patrick Ramsey and Joel R. Beeke
Christian Focus Publications, Scotland and Reformation Heritage Books, Grand Rapids, MI (2002)
67 pages, paper
Witsius's The Economy of the Covenants was “written to promote peace amongst theologians who were divided on covenant theology” (from the back cover). In a day when covenant theology is coming under the microscope by covenant theologians and receiving troubling revisions, it is vital to go back ad fontes and understand the issues of antiquity, which will help sort out the issues of today. This book will help us do that. It offers a biography of Witsius and a detailed outline of his influential two-volume set.
A Reader’s Guide to Reformed Literature: An Annotated Bibliography of Reformed Theology
Joel R. Beeke
Reformation Heritage Books, Grand Rapids, MI (1999)
98 pages, paper
“If you’ve ever wondered where to begin reading on a given topic of Reformed theology or wished for a succinct guide to the best books in Reformed theology, here is exactly what you need. Sound, practical advice from a writer who read, collected, and distributed Reformed books for more than thirty years” (from the back cover).
Beeke has provided the pastor and scholar with a treasure of bibliographic information and brief comments on Reformed theological literature from the Reformation to the present. He includes two pages of resources for Reformed literature.
This book is recommended by Sinclair Ferguson and Iain Murray and should serve the student of Reformed theology for many years to come.
RBTR 1:1 (Jan 2004) p. 176
Covenant Theology in Reformed Perspective: Collected Essays and Book Reviewsin Historical, Biblical, and Systematic Theology
Mark W. Karlberg
Wipf and Stock Publishers, Eugene, OR (2000)
419 pages, paper
“Preoccupation with the biblical teaching on the covenants has long been a distinguishing trait of Reformed theology. Yet in recent years, the covenant doctrine has increasingly become a topic of interest in evangelicalism, in large part because of the growing rapprochement between the dispensational and nondispensational schools of interpretation. It is the contention of these colle...
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