VIDEO VAULT (1989): DR. JOHN GERSTNER – CHURCH HISTORY, PART 1 –WAS CALVIN A COVENANT THEOLOGIAN?

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Were John Calvin and Jonathan Edwards covenant theologians?

Some might imagine this is one of those “Is the Pope Catholic?” questions.  Yet at one time it was a matter of debate in scholarly circles.  The issue was put to rest in Carl Bogue’s doctoral dissertation.  Dr. Carl Bogue is a member and occasional preacher at Calvin Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Phoenix, Arizona.

Highlights:

  • Covenant theology preserved Calvinism
  • Jonathan Edwards was a thoroughgoing Calvinist
  • The covenant of grace became a cornerstone of Reformed Theology

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This series is no longer offered by Ligonier Ministries. In an attempt to preserve these works for the benefit of future generations, I am making this classic available on the internet. 

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Speaker:  Dr. John H. Gerstner (November 22, 1914 – March 24, 1996)

Date of Original: 1989

Location:  Ligonier Ministries

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5 Comments on “VIDEO VAULT (1989): DR. JOHN GERSTNER – CHURCH HISTORY, PART 1 –WAS CALVIN A COVENANT THEOLOGIAN?”

  1. Carlos Kerve August 7, 2012 at 1:06 PM #

    i just want to say i like it and thanks.

  2. Diego Fogerty August 18, 2012 at 7:45 PM #

    You absolutely have outstanding stories.

  3. Tyson June 11, 2016 at 10:12 AM #

    Thanks for making this available! Do you know anywhere where I can borrow/rent/buy “Handout Theology” by Gerstner? Ligonier doesn’t offer it anymore.

    • Nicholas Voss June 11, 2016 at 10:19 AM #

      I used to have a VHS Handout Theology set but the tapes are worn out. That’s a shame Handout Theology is no longer available. I suggest you call Ligonier and speak to someone in authority to learn if they make you a special order set.

      • Tyson June 11, 2016 at 10:24 AM #

        Thanks! I have tried pressing a bit with the Ligonier frontline staff, but you have a good idea in trying to go up the authority chain a bit, so to speak. I have the study guide, and a lot of the content seems to be similar to Gerstner’s series on the theology of Jonathan Edwards (roughly 24 messages of 45 minutes or so), but I’d really love to hear Gerstner expound himself on his own content.

        I look forward to the day when we get to catch up with all of these guys in His presence. Thank you so much for the quick reply!

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