For those just getting started in covenant theology I recommend:
- R. Scott Clark, “A Brief History of Covenant Theology.”
- Mike Brown and Zach Keele, Sacred Bond: Covenant Theology Explored. This is the best basic, introduction to covenant theology that I have read. Highly recommended. It has study questions at the end of each chapter so it’s perfect for small groups and adult classes. Here’s an interview with the authors.
- Mike Horton, Introducing Covenant Theology. This volume is a little more advanced and assumes some knowledge of the issues. It is quite helpful.
- Herman Witsius, Economy of the Covenants. This is more advanced reading. It is a 2-volume, 17th-century work by one of our best theologians. It is a classic text. After the first two volumes you should be well prepared tackle this work.
- R. Scott Clark, Caspar Olevian and the Substance of the Covenant: The Double Benefit of Christ. This work will help you see how covenant theology developed in the late 16th century.
- ——, “Christ and Covenant: Federal Theology in Orthodoxy,” in Herman Selderhuis, ed., Companion to Reformed Orthodoxy (Leiden: Brill, 2013).
- ——, ed. Covenant, Justification and Pastoral Ministry: Essays by the Faculty of Westminster Seminary California (Phillipsburg: P&R Publishing, 2006).
- ——, Baptism, Election, and the Covenant of Grace (Grand Rapids: Reformed Fellowship, 2007).
- There are more resources here, here, and here.
[This post first appeared on the HB in 2008. It has been revised.]