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Eternal Covenant: How the Trinity Reshapes Covenant Theology
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Eternal Covenant: How the Trinity Reshapes Covenant Theology


Canon Press 2003

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In this book Smith delves deeper into the discussion at the intersection of covenant and trinitarian theology that he began with Paradox and Truth. Though many Reformed theologians have recognized an agreement between the Father and the Son for the salvation of the human race, few have explored the vast theological possibilities of an eternal covenant that involves all three persons of the Trinity. Instead, covenantal soteriology has focused on the so-called covenant of works between God and Adam, which turns out to be problematic both biblically and theologically. Smith places the eternal covenant in the position it deserves—the keystone of biblical and systematic theology—with profound consequences for the Reformed worldview.

Praise for the Print Edition

Smith's research is valuable for a concise statement of the variety of opinions expressed over the past 500 years of Reformed scholarship on the topics addressed.

—Online Reviewer

Product Details

  • Title: Eternal Covenant: How the Trinity Reshapes Covenant Theology
  • Author: Ralph Smith
  • Publisher: Canon Press
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Pages: 112

About Ralph Smith

Ralph Smith (M.Div. Grace Theological Seminary) is pastor of Mitaka Evangelical Church in Tokyo, Japan and serves as director of the Covenant Worldview Institute. He and his wife, Sylvia, have three children.

Sample Pages from the Print Edition