The Lord's Supper as covenant seal, from the Westminster Assembly through Princeton Seminary

Shaffer, Cameron (2018) The Lord's Supper as covenant seal, from the Westminster Assembly through Princeton Seminary. MTh(R) thesis, University of Glasgow.

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The Reformed Christian tradition has designated the sacraments of baptism and the Lord’s Supper as signs and seals. It has also distinguished between the designations and held these differences between them to be important. The descriptor “seal” is present in the Reformed confessions and catechisms of the 16th and 17th century, and is a distinct label of the Reformed theology of the sacraments. The specific term “seal”4 finds its biblical warrant as the description of a rite in Rom 4:11.

The employment of the term “seal” did not, however, begin with the Reformation, appearing as early as the 2nd century and continuing through at least the 13th century. The articulation of this perspective within the Reformed tradition acknowledges the biblical language and the historical theology of the church, while developing it more fully.

Item Type: Thesis (MTh(R))
Qualification Level: Masters
Additional Information: Edinburgh Theological Seminary.
Keywords: Sacraments, Puritans, The Lord's Supper, Communion, Westminster Assembly, Princeton Seminary, Eucharist, Seal, Covenant, Nevin, Hodge, Calamy, John 6.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
Colleges/Schools: College of Arts & Humanities
Supervisor's Name: Ferguson, Dr. Sinclair and Spurlock, Dr. Scott
Date of Award: 2018
Depositing User: Mr. Cameron Shaffer
Unique ID: glathesis:2018-8896
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2018 10:05
Last Modified: 22 May 2018 07:05

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