God and Adam – Reformed Theology and the Creation Covenant by Rowland Ward
Reformed churches have always been interested in the covenant idea, first the covenant of grace in Christ, but also a covenant with Adam before sin, commonly called the covenant of works. But what the covenant of works really meant in the 17th century, when it became standard orthodoxy, is often very poorly understood today. That ignorance has contributed to modifications which are not always for the better.
About the author: Rowland Ward is CHURCH HISTORY & RESEARCH LECTURER at Presbyterian Theological College, Melbourne.