RTS Professors Contribute to New Book on Covenant Theology

Twenty-six current and former Reformed Theological Seminary professors have contributed to a new book on covenant theology, available from Crossway in October. Covenant Theology: Biblical, Theological, and Historical Perspectives provides a comprehensive overview of the biblical covenants and their impact on the Christian life.

A forward by Chancellor and CEO Dr. Ligon Duncan and an afterword by Dr. Kevin DeYoung bookend 27 chapters in three parts. The first part explores the covenants in the Old and New Testament and the covenant of redemption that unites Scripture. The second part details the history of covenant theology. The book closes with theological studies related to covenant theology.

Drs. Douglas Kelly, Howard Griffith, and O. Palmer Robertson, former professors at RTS, each contributed chapters. Campus presidents and executive directors from Jackson, Orlando, Charlotte, Washington, Atlanta, and Dallas also wrote chapters.

Current faculty members Drs. Guy Waters, J. Nicholas Reid, and John R. Muether served as editors for the work. Dr. Waters remarked, “It has been a joy to work with my RTS colleagues on this project and to witness their many gifts come to expression in this volume.”

Justin Taylor, Executive Vice President for Book Publishing and Publisher for Books at Crossway, commented on the forthcoming book. “We’ve previously partnered with the faculty of RTS to produce biblical-theological introductions to the Old Testament and the New Testament. We are now thrilled to be publishing a volume together on the heart of Reformed theology—the covenantal relationship of our covenant Lord with his covenant people. It is a true honor for us to publish such an outstanding book with this array of brilliant scholarship for the good of the church.”

Dr. Waters also shared his hopes for the book’s impact. “As I have taught within RTS and at sister institutions around the world, I have long sensed a need for an up-to-date, reliable, and incisive survey of the biblical, theological, historical, and pastoral issues that surface in covenant theology. I believe that Covenant Theology will serve the church well in the generation to come, and beyond.”