ONE GREATER THAN MOSES: A HISTORY OF NEW COVENANT THEOLOGY, by Heather A. Kendall

Published on September 2, 2016 by Joshua Centanni

Quoir, 2016 | 196 pages

Someone had to do it. Some record of the rise of “New Covenant Theology” in the last generation needed to be written, and now Heather Kendall has done it for us. An interesting account of the origins, the leading issues, the major players, and the progress of relationships and discussion that brought about this important perspective on the Scriptures, by whatever name it may be called.

It’s not a new version of covenant theology, as some have mistaken the label, but a perspective on redemptive history in which the new covenant is given a more dominant role. The new formulation of this thinking sparked no small stir among Reformed Baptists in the later 20th century, and there are now varieties of “NCT” to be heard. But the splash that was made had what can now safely be described as a lasting impact, and we’re glad that Heather Kendall has caught so much of this history for us.

There is no other book – that I am aware of, at least – that attempts to do what Kendall has done for us here. If you want to know the history of NCT, this book is “must read.”

 

Fred Zaspel

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One Greater Than Moses

Quoir, 2016 | 196 pages