Our Creator Redeemer
An Introduction to Biblical Covenant Theology
By Hans K. LaRondelle
Theologically, how do we align the concerns of a popular conservative Christian culture that may rightly worry about the place of the Ten Commandments in the public square with a message that often seems to stress that those same commandments have all been nailed to the cross?
Is it all really so simple as "Old Testament = law" versus "New Testament = grace"? Between whom are these two covenants made? How are the two covenants the same? And ultimately, are they really different?
These are not new questions in reformed theology and among evangelicals. But their answers are best found, not in the traditions of theological interpretation, but in a careful Scriptural analysis of salvation history itself.
Thus, in this important new contribution to covenant theology, Seventh-day Adventist scholar Hans LaRondelle chronologically traces through salvation history the footsteps of the Creator Redeemer in progressively revealing His covenant promises and His judgments. From a "redemption-historical" perspective, based on careful exegesis, the author outlines the unity and continuity of God's covenants with His chosen people.
About the AuthorHans K. LaRondelle (Th.D., Reformed Free University in Amsterdam) was professor of theology at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, Andrews University. Among his many published works is The Israel of God in Prophecy: Principles of Prophetic Interpretation (Andrews University Press, 1983).
Willmore D. Eva
“This book makes a significant contribution by synthesizing and systematizing theology regarding the covenants from a perspective that is consistent with biblical teaching.”
Professor of Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near Eastern Languages
Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary
Berrien Springs, Michigan
CHAPTER 1: The Purpose of God's Covenants
CHAPTER 2: God's Covenants with Adam, Noah, and Abraham
CHAPTER 3: The Mosaic Covenant
CHAPTER 4: The Davidic Covenant
CHAPTER 5: The New Covenant Promise in the Old Testament
CHAPTER 6: The New Covenant in the New Testament
CHAPTER 7: Paul's Christocentric Theology
CHAPTER 8: Paul and the New Covenant
CHAPTER 9: Paul's Polemical Statements on the Old Covenant
CHAPTER 10: The Climax of Paul's Covenant Theology
CHAPTER 11: The Consummated Covenant in the Book of Revelation
Survey of Development of the Biblical Covenants
Source Material for Further Study
Author: Hans K. LaRondelle
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