n Koers : Bulletin for Christian Scholarship = Koers : Bulletin vir Christelike Wetenskap - Covenant theology and its political dimensions
Politics reformed: the Anglo-American legacy of covenant theology, G.A. Moots : review article

Volume 76, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0023-270X
  • E-ISSN: 2304-8557



Glenn Moots, the author of , provides an informative and refreshing view of the political theory of the covenant, hereby also adequately confirming the relevance of covenantal thinking for political theory (and theology). The author accomplishes his aim of "telling the story of a very powerful political and religious idea, namely that of making a covenant" (p. xi). A reconsideration of the implications of covenantal thought for political theory is long overdue and presents not only a good overview of covenantal thinking, but also makes it real and relevant for modern political and theological theory. gives an encompassing view of scholarship on the political dimension of the covenant, further enriching covenantal thought by providing new commentaries on past works and presenting interesting insights. also addresses substantial yet complex issues related to covenantal thought, such as: "How does one reconcile conditional and unconditional covenants?"; "What is the relationship between the individual covenant of salvation in Christ and the corporate covenant?"; and "The relationship between the political effect of Christian covenantalism and the question as to where do we find the Promised Land, the Kingdom of God?" (p. 29-30). This book brings home the inextricable connection between purely theological concepts (and their relevance to the individual believer) and political theory (and its relevance to the society of believers).

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