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The Cambridge Companion to John Calvin (Hardcover) (McKim)

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John Calvin (1509–1564) stands with Martin Luther (1483–1546) as the premier theologian of the sixteenth-century Protestant Reformation. Calvin’s thought spread throughout Europe to the New World and later throughout the whole world. His insights and influence continue to endure today, presenting a model of theological scholarship grounded in Scripture as well as providing nurture for Christian believers within churches across the globe. Dr Donald K. McKim gathers together an international array of major Calvin scholars to consider phases of Calvin’s theological thought and influence. Historians and theologians meet to present a full picture of Calvin’s contexts, the major themes in Calvin’s writings, and the ways in which his thought spread and has increasing importance. Chapters serve as guides to their topics and provide further readings for additional study. This is an accessible introduction to this significant Protestant reformer and will appeal to the specialist and non-specialist alike.

• Draws on the expertise of the world’s leading Calvin scholars

• Provides a unique and comprehensive introduction to the many dimensions of Calvin’s life and work

• Chapters are both historically and theologically-orientated, appealing to both divinity students and general readers 


Table of Contents: 


Part I. Calvin's Life and Context

1. Calvin's life Alexandre Ganoczy, translated by David L. Foxgrover and James Schmitt

2. Calvin's Geneva William G. Naphy

Part II. Calvin's Work

3. Calvin's writings Wulfert de Greef

4. Calvin as a biblical interpreter John L. Thompson

5. Calvin's theology I. John Hesselink

6. Calvin's ethics Guenther H. Haas

7. Calvin's preaching Dawn De Vries

8. Calvin on Piety Joel R. Beeke

9. Calvin and social-ethical issues Jeannine E. Olson

10. Calvin and political issues William R. Stevenson, Jr

11. Calvin's controversies Richard C. Gamble

Part III. After Calvin

12. The spread of Calvin's thought Andrew Pettegree

13. Calvin and Calvinism Carl R. Trueman

14. Calvin's heritage R. Ward Holder

Part IV. Calvin Today

15. Calvin's role in church history David F. Wright

16. The place of Calvin in Christian theology B. A. Gerrish

17. Calvin in ecumenical context Jane Dempsey Douglass

18. Calvin in context: current resources Karin Maag and Paul Fields.



"… a welcome addition to the growing number of titles in the Cambridge Companions to Religion series. … readable enough for the undergraduate student and yet informative enough for the graduate or postgraduate … a worthwhile addition to any student's or pastor's theological library. … a useful collection of valuable research." - Calvin Theological Journal