Progressive Covenantalism: Charting a Course between Dispensational and Covenantal Theologies

Progressive Covenantalism Charting a Course between Dispensational and Covenantal Theologies Building on the foundation of Kingdom through Covenant Crossway Stephen J Wellum and Brent E Parker have assembled a team of scholars who offer a fresh perspective regarding the interrelations

  • Title: Progressive Covenantalism: Charting a Course between Dispensational and Covenantal Theologies
  • Author: Stephen J. Wellum Brent E. Parker Ardel B. Caneday Thomas Schreiner Christopher Cowan Jason DeRouchie Jason Meyer Oren Martin
  • ISBN: 9781433684029
  • Page: 217
  • Format: Paperback
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    Building on the foundation of Kingdom through Covenant Crossway, 2012 , Stephen J Wellum and Brent E Parker have assembled a team of scholars who offer a fresh perspective regarding the interrelationship between the biblical covenants Each chapter seeks to demonstrate how the covenants serve as the backbone to the grand narrative of Scripture For example, New TestamenBuilding on the foundation of Kingdom through Covenant Crossway, 2012 , Stephen J Wellum and Brent E Parker have assembled a team of scholars who offer a fresh perspective regarding the interrelationship between the biblical covenants Each chapter seeks to demonstrate how the covenants serve as the backbone to the grand narrative of Scripture For example, New Testament scholar Thomas Schreiner writes on the Sabbath command from the Old Testament and thinks through its applications to new covenant believers Christopher Cowan wrestles with the warning passages of Scripture, texts which are often viewed by covenant theologians as evidence for a mixed view of the church Jason DeRouchie provides a biblical theology of seed and demonstrates that the covenantal view is incorrect in some of its conclusions Jason Meyer thinks through the role of law in both the old and new covenants John Meade unpacks circumcision in the OT and how it is applied in the NT, providing further warrant to reject covenant theology s link of circumcision with infant baptism Oren Martin tackles the issue of Israel and land over against a dispensational reading, and Richard Lucas offers an exegetical analysis of Romans 9 11, arguing that it does not require a dispensational understanding From issues of ecclesiology to the warning passages in Hebrews, this book carefully navigates a mediating path between the dominant theological systems of covenant theology and dispensationalism to offer the reader a better way to understand God s one plan of redemption.

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    • Lindsay Kennedy says:

      The battle between Covenant Theology (CT) and Dispensational Theology (DT) is notoriously intense and shows no signs of calming down. Over time, however, the emergence of mediating positions has blurred the sharp distinction. On such “via media” is dubbed Progressive Covenantalism, first articulated in Kingdom Through Covenant (KTC). This new book, Progressive Covenantalism, is considered “a continuation of KTC” (p4) by consisting of essays collected from like-minded scholars that addres [...]

    • Mark Donald says:

      Not for the faint of heart, but good, hard, work. I would recommend reading God's Kingdom Through God's Covenants (the abridged version of Kingdom Through Covenant), before diving into this. Progressive Covenantalism is a collection of articles, by various authors, applying the framework of Wellum and Gentry's work (KTC) to various topics as they develop through the Bible's storyline. Some of these articles felt like they were written for this volume, others felt more like academic articles whic [...]

    • Jon Pentecost says:

      Overall, a really helpful contribution to the discussion on how to put together the storyline of the bible. It's an edited volume, so there are stronger and weaker chapters. Here is a one sentence review of each:1 - Father of a Multitude of Nations--discussion of relationship of Abrahamic promise to New Cov community: DeRouchie helpfully develops Paul's statement in Galatians that Jesus is the seed, however the chapter suffers from trying to cover too much ground in a little space.2- The Israel- [...]

    • Hank Pharis says:

      This is one of the best theology books I have read in several years. For the last couple of decades various proposals have been made to improve on classical dispensational and classical covenantal theology. This is one of the best attempts. In some ways this is a sequel to Peter Gentry and Stephen Wellum's Kingdom Through Covenant.Their approach is more of an exhaustive biblical theology whereas this is more of a topical summary of the main issues that have separated dispensational and covenanta [...]

    • Luke Miller says:

      This book is a collection of 10 essays that unpack some of the practical and theological implications of the argument put forth in "Kingdom through Covenant". It presents "progressive covenantalism" as a middle way between covenant theology and dispensationalism. Wellum explains the name in this way:"Progressive seeks to underscore the unfolding nature of God’s revelation over time, while covenantalism emphasizes that God’s plan unfolds through the covenants and that all of the covenants fin [...]

    • John says:

      Progressive Covenantalism is the name of a type of understanding the role of God's covenants in the Bible, without subscribing to Covenant theology or dispensationalism. It is a helpful critique of both that is born more out of an emphasis on the newness and "betterness" of the new covenant than in Covenant theology, without falling into the wooden literalism of dispensationalism.This collection of essays advances the ideas of theologians working within this understanding. The essays are cover a [...]

    • Philip Brown says:

      Helpful. Would now like to read book length treatments of the various topics from each of the contributors.

    • John says:

      The nuanced differences between Dispensational and Covenantal theologies have stirred conversation for over a century. There have been numerous attempts to find common ground that encompasses the far-reaching nature of these differences, but unfortunately, most of the attempts have failed to be more than subtle modifications of an already deficient system. Progressive Covenantalism: Charting a Course between Dispensational and Covenantal Theologies edited by Stephen J. Wellum and Brent E. Parker [...]

    • Sam says:

      Having read Kingdom Through Covenant, this collection of theological essays helped to clarify the Progressive Covenantalism framework for me. The chapters by Jason Meyer and Christopher Cowan were particularly instructive for me, while ironically, Stephen Wellum’s chapter seemed to ring a bit hallow. I probably need to re-read that chapter.I’m glad for this resource as I continue to grow in my understanding of the Biblical covenants and God’s outworking of his eternal plan through the Scri [...]

    • Jack Hayne says:

      Fantastic. Unlike other edited volumes this book does not produce any duds. Some agruments are more complex than others, but it does not detract from the overall quality of the book. Even without reading Kingdom Through Covenant I was reasonably interact with the author's arguments. Certainly worth reading for Essays 2, 3, 4 and 6.

    • Michael Rachel says:

      Methinks if the authors want to be taken seriously regarding their mediating position, much more work needs to be done exegetically--especially in the area of historic exegesis. Disappointed with this book in more than one way!

    • Spencer R says:

      Progressive covenantalism (don’t let that title scare you away) seeks to answer questions about how the Mosaic law applies to Christians, what the relationship between Israel and the Church is, and how these work out in the life of God’s people. “Progressive seeks to underscore the unfolding nature of God’s revelation over time, while covenantalism emphasizes that God’s plan unfolds through the covenants and that all of the covenants find their fulfillment and terminus in Christ” (2) [...]

    • Steven says:

      There are books that you can read quickly and then there are books that you must plod through as they are prove to paradigm shifting. For myself Progressive Covenantalism edited by Stephen J. Wellum and Brent E Parker was the latter.This book with ten contributors each addressing a particular aspect of biblical theology relating to how the New and Old Covenants relate to each other has helped me think through issues I have had question about since writing a paper on covenant theology's understan [...]

    • Ryan Hawkins says:

      This was a perfect complimentary volume to Gentry and Wellum. It was much needed and the individual chapters were extremely clear, helpful, and often convincing.Much more could be said, but in brief, each author takes his topic and biblical argues for a specific PC point. Some chapters are more aimed at differentiating from CT, and others from DT. In the end, it does argue persuasively for a third way which focuses on Christ and emphasizes the fulfillment in Christ.

    • Allen Tsai says:

      Helpful and building upon Gentry and Wellum's seminal work Kingdom through Covenant. Addresses key issues that dispensationalists and covenantalists have differing positions on. Progressive covenantalism traces most of these issues through the Israel-Christ-Church movement.

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