Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Vindiciae Foederis to be Republished

I am pleased to report that Thomas Blake's classic treatise on covenant theology, Vindiciae Foederis, A Treatise of the Covenant of God with Mankind, is being reprinted by Puritan Publications. It is expected to be released in September 2009, dv. Thanks to C. Matthew McMahon for making this great work available to 21st century readers.

Geerhardus Vos, The Doctrine of the Covenant in Reformed Theology:

[Thomas Blake] wrote a detailed treatise with the title: Vindiciae Foederis, a Treatise about God’s Covenant Made with Man, in its Various Types and Degrees. The first publication dates from [1653] the second, notably modified and amplified, from 1658. Blake was a clear thinker. He deals with all the thorny questions to which the doctrine of the covenant had given rise and discusses them in a manifold fashion. He develops his own opinion with a consistency which arouses admiration, even where it cannot always be accepted precisely because of this consistency. Because he clearly carries through the doctrine of an external covenant, he occupies a unique position.


  1. Let me suggest another Puritan reprint that I have found edifying on the subject. It is "The Gospel Covenant", by Peter Bulkeley, a colonial New England Puritan minister. Information and a link can be found in this article in my own blog (http://tarheelcovenant.blogspot.com/2009/08/sweetly-receiving-covenant-of-grace.html). It is available from Amazon.

  2. Thank you for this suggestion and information. This would be another excellent reprint project. Blessings!