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Covenant, Community, and the Spirit: A Trinitarian Theology of Church
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Covenant, Community, and the Spirit: A Trinitarian Theology of Church


Baker Academic 2015

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This comprehensive textbook by theologian Robert Sherman brings together two perennial issues in Christian theology: the doctrine of the Holy Spirit and ecclesiology. It demonstrates the importance of the Holy Spirit in empowering the being and mission of the church and shows how the church’s identity and calling are embedded in the larger covenantal purposes of the triune God. Accessibly written with pastors in training in mind, Covenant, Community, and the Spirit probes the classic rubrics of the church as the people of God, the body of Christ, and the temple of the Holy Spirit. This book ignites readers’ ecclesiological imaginations and reclaims a more biblical, theological, and pastoral vision of church.

In the Logos edition, this volume is enhanced by amazing functionality. Important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

For more from Robert Sherman, check out King, Priest, and Prophet: A Trinitarian Theology of Atonement.

Key Features

  • Examines the doctrine of the Holy Spirit and ecclesiology
  • Unpacks traditional views of the church’s identity
  • Reclaims a biblical vision of the church


  • The Story Begins
  • The Spirit’s Covenantal Role in the Work of the Trinity
  • The Body of Christ
  • The People of God
  • The Temple of the Holy Spirit
  • A Pilgrim Community of the New Heaven and the New Earth

Praise for the Print Edition

Written with clarity and full of biblical and practical discernment, Covenant, Community, and the Spirit displays the riches that Christian teaching about the Trinity and the Holy Spirit brings to our experience and understanding of the church. This is generous Reformed theology at its best.

John Webster, professor of divinity, University of St. Andrews

Robert Sherman integrates topics that too often float apart, especially personal salvation, the work of the Spirit, and the nature and mission of the church. Deeply rooted in Scripture and the wisdom of Christian interpretation, this exploration is also wonderfully accessible. This is a welcome contribution to the ecumenical conversation, but it is more than that; it is a personally enriching and edifying meditation on what it means to belong to the people of the Triune God.

Michael Horton, J.G. Machen Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics, Westminster Seminary California

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About Robert Sherman

Robert Sherman previously served as the Richard P. Buck Professor of Christian Theology at Bangor Theological Seminary in Bangor, Maine. A leading theologian of the Reformed tradition, he is the author of King, Priest, and Prophet: A Trinitarian Theology of Atonement.

Sample Pages from the Print Edition