Definition of covenant of works in English:

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covenant of works


(In Calvinist theology) the covenant between God and humanity that was broken by Adam’s sin at the Fall.
Example sentences
  • He said that Bavinck, like all distinguished Dutch theologians, believed in a covenant of works.
  • The sanctions of the covenant of works are revealed in nature, hard-wired into creation itself.
  • Keep in mind that the covenant of works was a covenant imposing personal obligation upon Adam.

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Syllabification: cov·e·nant of works

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