Recommended Reading: Unity and Continuity in Covenantal Thought
J. V. Fesko
One of the regular questions I receive is, What book would you recommend to study the history of covenant theology? Up until now there have been very few books that took a comprehensive survey of covenantal thought in Reformed theology in the 16th and 17th centuries. There have been some books on individual figures, which are certainly helpful, but nothing comprehensive. I can now say that this gap in historical theology has been ably filled by Andrew Woolsey in his Unity and Continuity in Covenantal Thought: A Study of the Reformed Tradition to the Westminster Assembly, recently published by Reformation Heritage Books.
Woosley's book was originally his two-volume doctoral dissertation written at the University of Glasgow in the late-80's. Though many works of this period were marked by the Calvin vs. the Calvinist argument, one that has now been thoroughly disproven, Woosley's work happily avoids this unfortunate cul de sac.
If you're interested, you can pick up a copy of the book here. I've read it cover to cover and found it an engaging and interesting read.
Tolle et lege! Take up and read!