Thursday, March 19, 2015

An informal presentation and discussion concerning the topic of Formal Republication of the Covenant of Works in the Mosaic Covenant

Recently, I did an informal presentation (with discussion) on the issue of Formal Republication of the Covenant of Works in the Mosaic Covenant, as taught by Herman Witsius but especially Francis Turretin. I recorded the presentation and discussion and the edited version can be heard here.

The references for Witsius and Turretin are as follow:

  • Herman Witsius, Economy of the Covenants, 2: 182-7
  • Francis Turretin, Institutes of Elenctic Theology, 2: 227, 235, 262.

For those who want a fuller idea of where I'm going, here is my thesis:

The material cause of Formal Republication is the literary structure of the covenant and covenant documents. The formal cause of Formal Republication is typology, or relations. The efficient cause of Formal Republication is the will of God in making covenants with His people. The final cause of Formal Republication is pedagogy for our benefit.

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