Office Hours With Ligon Duncan On Covenant Theology and More

Office Hours 2016 full sizeDr J. Ligon Duncan III is Chancellor and CEO of Reformed Theological Seminary, where he is also the John E Richard Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology. He was senior pastor of First Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Jackson, Mississippi for 17 years and he is a co-founder of The Gospel Coalition. For eight years he was president of the Alliance of Confessional Evangelicals and in 2004–05 he was moderator of the Presbyterian Church in America.

Lig is the author and editor of a number of books, among which is Does Grace Grow in Winter (2009) and a contributor to many volumes. One of my favorites among his essays is a critique he published in 1996, “Moses’ Law for Modern Government: The Intellectual and Sociological Origins of the Christian Reconstructionist Movement.”

If you only know Lig from YouTube and TGC you might not know that he earned his PhD in the University of Edinburgh where he wrote his dissertation, “The Covenant Idea In Ante-Nicene Theology,” in 1995. Contrary to the claims of some influential voices, covenant theology is not a seventeenth-century invention. It was not even a sixteenth-century invention. It is a way of reading Scripture and doing theology that has been in the church and Christian theology since the 1st quarter of the 2nd century AD.

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  1. Dr. Clark,

    Very informative interview that I am linking to friends.

    What is the best copy of the Apostolic Fathers?

    I found an online pdf by Philip Schaff online.

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