To these puritan conventions Crisp subjoins a magnification of the all-sufficiency of imputative righteousness, which at a stroke severs the Perkinsian regime of preparatory works.
Sibbes could "find somewhat contrary to corruption in me, I carry the image of the 'second Adam' about me now," (109) whereas Crisp repudiated infusions of mimetic righteousness for the sake of a singly imputative benefit.
Sibbes had warned of puritan-sounding erasures of puritan piety: antinomians transgressed abominably in decoupling imputative grace from inherent.
Crisp's covenant, then, is a putrid place; but it proclaims the efficacy of imputative righteousness, singly considered.
Crisp pulled the chain apart and opened up possibilities for the free flow of grace that the fully linked chain had inhibited; his audacity is measured by his sensitivity to the unconstricted play of free and imputative grace.