Resources to understand covenant theology?

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Spurgeonite

Puritan Board Freshman
I'm looking for some more easy to understand resources on covenant theology? I haven't got the ability to do a lot of reading at the moment so something not too lengthy or video/audio would be helpful.
 

Stephen L Smith

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One of the very best is written by one of our Puritan Board members.

You can do this as an online course or purchase the book. If you decide to purchase the book I mentioned a cost efficient way to purchase it along with another great (and complementary) book on this subject:
Sometimes with LULU publishing, it can be more cost efficient in terms of postage to buy two books. Sometimes the postage cost does not increase much for the second book. Dr McMahon's book "Covenant Theology Made Easy" nicely compliments "Ruin & Redemption". You can buy the two together for a great study on Covenant Theology.
 

Grant

Puritan Board Senior
If your new to CT, then start off light:

Though Ligon has made some recent comments that caused me many questions, I still recommend the free RTS Class Lectures (audio) on Covenant Theology. You can download iTunesU and search for “Covenant Theology”. This series was a big blessing to me early on.


I also given a hardy second to the Ruined & Redemption Material and agree it is all around one of the very best for the modern reader to dive into head first.
 

Regi Addictissimus

Completely sold out to the King
I always point people to Ligon Duncan's course and Jonty Rhodes's Covenants Made Simple. Jonty's book is the best place to begin. It is straightforward Reformed Covenant Theology with no quarks.
 

brandonadams

Puritan Board Freshman
Not sure if you are interested in baptist covenant theology resources (your name is "Spurgeonite"), but you can find them here:
http://www.1689federalism.com (make sure to click on "Additional Resources" and then the "audio" category for numerous podcasts and lecture series).
 

Peter Bell

Puritan Board Freshman
I'm looking for some more easy to understand resources on covenant theology? I haven't got the ability to do a lot of reading at the moment so something not too lengthy or video/audio would be helpful.
Hey brother,

The podcast I co-host with my friend (average 9-5 Reformed Christian) goes through the doctrines of the Reformed faith for you average "person in the pew." We're about two-thirds the way through Season 2, and a few episodes touched on Covenant Theology.

We're planning a long series this summer on precisely this subject. We're using the book Covenant Theology written and edited by the Reformed Theological Seminary faculty. We'll have some of the professors on to explain harder to understand concepts, but the idea is to bring what can be a difficult system to understand in an easy-to-understand way. Each episode is between 30-45 minutes long, depending on the complexity of the subject.

Here's a link to the show: Guilt Grace Gratitude Podcast.

Enjoy!
 

greenbaggins

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I second the Jonty Rhodes volume, as it is slim, easy to understand, and mainstream Reformed. Ruin and Redemption is much longer, though still easy to understand. The RTS volume is much more voluminous and technical than either of the other, but will be a standard in the field, I am predicting.
 

Ethan

Puritan Board Freshman
I second the Jonty Rhodes volume, as it is slim, easy to understand, and mainstream Reformed. Ruin and Redemption is much longer, though still easy to understand. The RTS volume is much more voluminous and technical than either of the other, but will be a standard in the field, I am predicting.
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Regi Addictissimus

Completely sold out to the King
I would follow up Covenants Made Simple with Belcher's new book, The Fulfillment of the Promises of God: An Explanation of Covenant Theology. Here are links to the Reformers Bookshop in Australia. It will save you money on shipping:

Jonty Rhodes Covenants Made Simple (Australian edition):
https://reformers.com.au/products/9...-the-gospel-of-the-covenant-king-rhodes-jonty

The Fulfillment of the Promises of God

 

Grant

Puritan Board Senior
I'm looking for some more easy to understand resources on covenant theology? I haven't got the ability to do a lot of reading at the moment so something not too lengthy or video/audio would be helpful.
Nathan,

There is currently and open & FREE enrollment for a Covenant Theology Course through Reformed Forum:


Taught by Dr. Camden Bucey, this course is designed for adults with minimal familiarity of the covenantal context of the Bible.

This free on-demand course includes forty-three video lessons totaling nearly five hours of instruction. Along with corresponding course handouts, we also have integrated eight quizzes you may use to enhance your learning experience through self-assessment. You may engage all of these resources on your own schedule and at your own pace from your computer or mobile device.

In this course, you will learn:

  • The basic two-covenant structure of the Bible.
  • The significant biblical symbolism of the tree of life.
  • How specific features of the covenant with Moses relate to God’s overarching plan of salvation through Jesus Christ.
  • How circumcision and baptism relate to faith and covenant membership.
  • How the new covenant mediated by Jesus Christ is a better covenant enacted on better promises.
 
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