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Calvin for Armchair Theologians (Armchair Theologians)

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Publisher Comments:

In this concise introduction to Calvin's life and thought, Christopher Elwood offers an insightful and accessible overview of Calvin's key teachings within his historical context. The trials and travails Calvin encountered as he ministered and taught in Geneva are discussed, with special attention given to theological controversies associated with the Trinity and predestination. Elwood indicates the ways that Calvinism developed and its influence in today's world. Illustrations are interspersed throughout the text and humorously illuminate key points providing an engaging introduction to this important theologian.

Written by experts but designed for the novice, the Armchair series provides accurate, concise, and witty overviews of some of the most profound moments and theologians in Christian history. These books are essential supplements for first-time encounters with primary texts, lucid refreshers for scholars and clergy, and enjoyable reads for the theologically curious.

Synopsis:

An introduction to the life and main teachings of John Calvin (1509-1564), this book blends Calvin's theology into the story of his life to provide those with no knowledge of the Genevan reformer with a concise picture of his key theological views. Illustrations illuminate the author's text.

About the Author

Christopher Elwood is Professor of Historical Theology at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780664223038
Author:
Hill, Ron
Author:
Hill, Ron
Publisher:
Westminster John Knox Press
Location:
Louisville, Ky.
Subject:
Doctrines
Subject:
Theology
Subject:
Reformed church
Subject:
Christianity - Calvinism
Subject:
Christianity - Theology - History
Subject:
Christian Theology - History
Subject:
Christianity - Calvinist
Subject:
Reformed Church -- Doctrines.
Subject:
General-General
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Armchair Theologians
Series Volume:
no. 29
Publication Date:
20020431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
200
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in

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"Synopsis" by , An introduction to the life and main teachings of John Calvin (1509-1564), this book blends Calvin's theology into the story of his life to provide those with no knowledge of the Genevan reformer with a concise picture of his key theological views. Illustrations illuminate the author's text.
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