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Monday, November 12, 2007

The Economy of the Covenants Between God and Man

A Summary of Herman Witsius'
The Economy of the Covenants Between God and Man

Those that have a hard time reading 800 page treatises on theology may enjoy this short overview. This is taken from Witsius' work and is a summary of each chapter in that work. It gives an brief outline in written form of what Witsius' teaches through his two volume work - the best work on the subject of Covenant Theology .

Book 1 – Explaining the Covenant of Works

Chapter 1: Of Divine Covenants in General

Chapter 2: Of the Contracting Parties in the Covenant of Works.

Chapter 3: Of the Law or Condition of the Covenant of Works.

Chapter 4: Of the Promises of the Covenant of Works.

Chapter 5: Of the Penal Sanction

Chapter 6: Of the Sacraments of the Covenant of Works.

Chapter 7: Of the First Sabbath.

Chapter 8: Of the Violation of the Covenant of Works on the part of Man.

Chapter 9: Of the Abrogation of the Covenant of Works on the part of God.


Book 2 – Explaining the Covenant of Redemption

Chapter 1: Introduction to the Covenant of Grace

Chapter 2: Introduction to Covenant of Redemption

Chapter 3: The Covenant between the Father and the Son more fully explained.

Chapter 4: Of the Person of the Surety.

Chapter 5: Of the Suretyship and Satisfaction of Christ.

Chapter 6: What Sufferings of Christ are Satisfactory.

Chapter 7: Of the Efficacy of Christ's Satisfaction.

Chapter 8: Of the Necessity of Christ's Satisfaction.

Chapter 9: Of the Persons for whom Christ Engaged and Satisfied.

Chapter 10: After what manner Christ used the Sacraments.



Book 3: of the Covenant of Grace or the Covenant of God with the Elect

Chapter 1: Of The Covenant of God with the Elect.

Chapter 2: Of the Oneness of the Covenant of Grace, as to its Substance.

Chapter 3: Of the Different Economies of the Covenant of Grace.

Chapter 4: Of Election.

Chapter 5: Of Effectual Calling.

Chapter 6: Of Regeneration.

Chapter 7: Of Faith.

Chapter 8: Of Justification

Chapter 9: Of Spiritual Peace.

Chapter 10: Of Adoption

Chapter 11: Of The Spirit of Adoption.

Chapter 12: Of Sanctification.

Chapter 13: Of Conservation.

Chapter 14: Of Glorification.



Book 4: Of the Benefits of Salvation

Chapter 1: Of the Doctrine of Salvation in the first age of the World,

Chapter 2: Of The Doctrine of Grace under Noah.

Chapter 3: Of the Doctrine of Grace from Abraham to Moses.

Chapter 4: Of the Decalogue.

Chapter 5: Of the Doctrine of the Prophets.

Chapter 6: Of the Types.

Chapter 7: Of the Sacraments of Grace down to Abraham.

Chapter 8: Of Circumcision.

Chapter 9: Of the Passover.

Chapter 10: Of the extraordinary Sacraments in the Wilderness

Chapter 11: Of the Blessings of the Old Testament.

Chapter 12: Of the Imperfections falsely ascribed to the Old Testament.

Chapter 13: Of the real defects of the Old Testament.

Chapter 14: Of the Abrogation of the Old Testament.

Chapter 15: Of the Benefits of the New Testament.

Chapter 16: Of Baptism.

Chapter 17: Of the Lord's Supper.

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