Cover Image: The God of Covenant

The God of Covenant:
Biblical, Theological, and Contemporary Perspectives (ed. J. Grant & A. Wilson)

IVP, 2005

Blurb Review


The theme of covenant is foundational to the Bible's story. From the beginning of the biblical narrative, God is revealed as the one who enters into covenant relationship with his people, and this theme threads its way through the unfolding account of God's involvement in his creation and its redemption. The essence of covenant is simple - the divine promise that ‘I will be your God and you will be my people' - but the implications are immense, and breath-taking. This volume explores the concept of covenant from a variety of perspectives. It examines relevant texts in both Old and New Testaments, discusses the development of the theme within the canon of Scripture, and also draws out some of its theological, ethical and contemporary implications. As befits such a majestic topic, the discussion is wide-ranging and fascinating.


Introduction (Alistair I. Wilson and Jamie A. Grant)
1. Covenant: an Old Testament Study (David L. Baker)
2. Covenant: God's mission through people (Christopher J. H. Wright)
3. Speech acts and covenant in 2 Samuel 7:1-17 (David G. Firth)
4. A new-covenant slogan in the Old Testament (James Hely Hutchinson)
5. Community, kingdom and cross: Jesus' view of covenant (Kim Haut Tan)
6. Luke and the new covenant: Zechariah's prophecy as a test-case (Alistair I. Wilson)
7. In defence of ‘headship theology' (A. T. B. McGowan)
8. Covenants, special relationships and a perfectly loving God (Harry Bunting)
9. God's Covenant - God's Land (Colin Chapman)

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