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The Binding of God by Peter A. Lillback
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Aug 31, 2009

it was amazing
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Read in November, 2009

Calvin's "federal vision," as it were, and his conception of covenant is far from anemic. Lillback shows how Calvin expertly and carefully distinguishes and harmonizes issues such as law and gospel, letter and spirit, covenant and election, general and special election, monergism and conditionality, promise and warning, old and new. Calvin teaches a biblical theology that largely unites the covenants ("same in substance, different in administration"), and a rich letter-spirit distinction that contrasts with Luther's rigid law-gospel distinction. Calvin links the covenant with adoption throughout to explain and illustrate his harmonizing. Outstanding.

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