The Works of the Westminster Divines on Covenant Theology



Lightfoot, John – ‘Heb. 10:29, The Blood of the Covenant’, in Works, vol. 7, pp. 228-241

Taylor, Francis – God’s Covenant the Church’s Plea: or A Sermon preached before the Honorable House of Commons at a late solemn fast, Oct. 29, 1645 ToC



Short Work

Calamy, Sr., Edmund – Two Solemn Covenants Made between God and Man: viz. the Covenant of Works, and the Covenant of Grace. Clearly laid open, distinguished, and vindicated from many dangerous opinions; the right knowledge of which will be very profitable to all those that have escaped the first, and are confirmed in the second at the Sacrament Buy 1647, 34 pages 



Medium-Length Works

Bridge, William – ‘Christ and the Covenant’, being 6 sermons, in Works, vol. 3, 120 pages, pp. 3-123

Harris, Robert – A Treatise of the Covenant of Grace, in Works, 95 pages, irregularly numbered pages, pp. 65-155 on the PDF; 2nd Part, pp. 1-91 as numbered on the pages

Walker, George – The Manifold Wisdom of God. In the Diverse Dispensation of Grace by Jesus Christ in the Old and New Testaments, In the Covenants of Faith and Works, Their Agreement and Difference  Transcribed  Buy  1641  149 pages



Longer Works

Burgess, Anthony – Vindiciae Legis: or, a Vindication of the Moral Law and the Covenants  Buy  1647  315 pages

Rutherford, Samuel – The Covenant of Life Opened, or, A Treatise of the Covenant of Grace Containing Something of the Nature of the Covenant of Works, the Sovereignty of God, the Extent of the Death of Christ … the covenant of grace … of surety or redemption between the Lord and the Son Jesus Christ, infants right to Jesus Christ and the seal of baptism, with some practical questions and observations HTML Buy 1655  392 pages

Sedgwick, Obadiah – The Bowels of Tender Mercy Sealed in the Everlasting Covenant, wherein is set forth the nature, conditions and excellencies of it, and what a sinner should do to enter into it, and the danger of refusing this covenant-relation, 1661  748 pages

Strong, William – A Discourse of the Two Covenants: wherein the nature, differences, and effects of the Covenant of Works and of Grace are distinctly, rationally, spiritually and practically discussed: together with a considerable quantity of practical cases dependent thereon Buy  492 pages



The Covenant of Works

Greene, John – The Fall of Adam  Buy



The Covenant with Abraham

Carter, William – The Covenant of God with Abraham, Opened. Wherein 1. The duty of infant-baptism is cleared. 2. Something added concerning the Sabbath, and the nature and increase of the kingdom of Christ. Together with a short discourse concerning the manifestations of God unto his people in the Last Days. Wherein is showed the manner of the Spirit’s work therein to be in the use of ordinary gifts, not by extraordinary revelations, 1654, 60 pages, pp. 6-66




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The Covenant of Grace

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