The Reformed Layman


Covenant Theology


The Covenant of Life Opened Or, A Treatise of the Covenant of Grace by Samuel Rutherford

Written in 1655, this is a classic study in Covenant Theology. The great doctrines of the Bible are arranged and expounded in the context of God’s covenant dealings with man, and the covenant agreements between the Father and Son. The original spelling and page numbers have been preserved. The margin notes have been omitted, as have the Hebrew and Greek quotes. Any of the text that was unreadable in my copy is noted as a “$”.  A photocopy version of the original 1655 edition is available at