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Questioning the Progress in Progressive Covenantalism

Two years ago in 2012, Peter Gentry and Stephen Wellum dropped Kingdom Through Covenant (KTC) onto the theological scene—800+ pages arguing for a “progressive covenantalism” as the middle way between dispensationalism and Presbyterian covenant theology. A scholarly book that critiques sweeping theological systems like dispensationalism and covenant theology deserves attention, so in the fall of 2012 Jonathan Brack and I took a directed reading/independent study course at WTS that focused on KTC and covenant theology. From that course, we produced papers that touched on particular theological topics addressed in KTC such as typology, hermeneutics, ecclesiology, soteriology, and baptism. The Westminster Theological Journal review article below is a (heavily edited) version of those papers. After two years, there are some things I would change about the article, though I think the pillars of the paper still stand. But see for yourself.

Jonathan M. Brack & Jared S. Oliphint, Questioning the Progress in Progressive Covenantalism

Used with permission. Jonathan M. Brack and Jared S. Oliphint, “Questioning the Progress of Progressive Covenantalism,” Westminster Theological Journal 76 (2014): 189-217.

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