James B. Torrance, "The Covenant Concept in Scottish Theology and Politics and Its Legacy," Scottish Journal of Theology 34 (1981): 225-243; #1981-JBT-1
Torrance, James B. "The Covenant Concept in Scottish Theology and Politics and Its Legacy." Scottish Journal of Theology 34, no. 3 (1981): 225-243; #1981-JBT-1
Inaugural lecture, King's College, University of Aberdeen, October 20, 1977. Footnote #1, p. 225, indicates the original setting and sets this essay alongside two companion essays already published in the SJT: "cf. 'Covenant or Contract'..., also 'The Contribution of McLeod Campbell...'"
One of the most significant words of the Bible is the word ‘covenant’. We read about God making a covenant with Abraham, renewing that covenant at Sinai, about David making a covenant with Jonathan, and again with the elders at Hebron when he became king. Jeremiah speaks of a day when God will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and in the New Testament, Jesus is presented to us as the Mediator of the New Covenant: ‘This cup is the new covenant in my blood.’...