Fesko, John V.
When Christians reflect on the gospel, their attention is rightly drawn to the cross and empty tomb. But is this it? Or is there much more to the story? In a ground-breaking work, J.V.Fesko reminds us that the great news of this gospel message is rooted in eternity, whereby a covenant was made between the persons of the Trinity in order to redeem sinners like you and me. J. V. Fesko, in the first of a three part series on covenant theology featuring Redemption, Grace and Works, aims to retrieve and recover classic Reformed covenant theology for the church.
Table of Contents:
Part I: Historical Origins and Development
1. Origins, Reception, and Development: Exegesis, Models, Trinity, and Revelation
2. Development: Predestination, Justification, Order of Salvation, and Love
Part II: Exegetical Foundations
1. Zechariah 6:13
2. Psalm 2:7
3. Psalm 110
4. Ephesians 1 and 2 Timothy 1:9-10
Part III: Dogmatic Construction
1. Statement of Doctrine
2. The Trinity
5. Ordo Salutis
J. V. Fesko is an ordained minister in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, and is also academic dean and associate professor of systematic theology at Westminster Seminary California.
"Some books today exegete the shining truths of the Holy Scriptures, others mine the treasures of Reformed orthodoxy, and yet others interact with influential theologians of the modern era. This book is one of the few that does all three, and does them well." - Joel R. Beeke, President, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan
"... by engaging in Scripture exegesis, historical reflection, and interaction with modern trends in theology, Fesko admirably puts the covenant of redemption back in its rightful place in Reformed theology." - Ryan M. McGraw, Associate Professor of Systematic Theology, Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Greenville, South Carolina
"... displays the vitality and richness of the covenant of redemption for other doctrines-not least, the Trinity. In both method and substance, this is an exemplary work that will edify as well as inform." - Michael Horton, J. Gresham Machen Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics, Westminster Seminary California, Escondido, California
"... shows historical care, exegetical soundness, and doctrinal wisdom. I commend it heartily as a wonderful entryway to considering this most profound facet of the Christian confession." - Michael Allen, Associate Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando, Florida
"Though it has sometimes been a forgotten doctrine of the Reformed faith, Fesko breaks the silence, retrieving the covenant of redemption afresh for a new generation." - Matthew Barrett, Tutor of Systematic Theology and Church History, Oak Hill Theological College, London