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Response by Gentry and Wellum

September 20, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

After three reviews of their book, Kingdom Through Covenant, Peter Gentry and Steve Wellum have a response.  Below is a sampling. You can read the whole thing here.

As humans, our minds work by using analysis and synthesis in tandem. The same is true in biblical exegesis and theological construction. We create understandings of the whole by dissecting and studying its parts, and conversely we understand the parts in the light of the whole. As we go back and forth between analysis and synthesis, we refine our understandings of both the parts and the whole.

Our reviewers seem to think that for us everything reduces to typology. Horton says, “the main argument of the authors is that dispensationalism and covenant theology both fail to read the Bible in a sufficiently typological way (pointing to Christ), though at different points.” More accurately, we would say: DT and CT fail to think through how the plan of God unfolds through the progress of the covenants and how the biblical covenants find their fulfillment in Christ, which includes within it typological structures.

 

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  1. taco
    September 20, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    I’ve really learned a lot from KtC. It is definitely worth the read.

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