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Cambridge Companions to Religion: The Cambridge Companion to John Calvinby Donald K. Mckim
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An international array of major Calvin scholars considers aspects of Calvin's theological thought and influence. Historians as well as theologians present the major themes in his writings in addition to discussing the ways in which his thought spread and has increasing importance today.
Dr Donald K. McKim gathers together an international array of major Calvin scholars to consider phases of Calvin's theological thought and influence. Here, 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 today. The chapters serve as guides to their topics and provide further readings for additional study. This is an accessible introduction to the significant Protestant reformer and will appeal to the specialist and non-specialist alike.
'Dr McKim gathers an international array of major Calvin scholars, both historians and theologians, 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 today. This is an accessible introduction for specialists and non-specialists.\n
A comprehensive and accessible introduction to Calvin by a team of leading international scholars.
About the Author
Donald K. McKim has served as Academic Dean and Professor of Theology at Memphis Theological Seminary, and Professor of Theology at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary, in addition to being a pastor in Presbyterian Church (USA) churches. He is the author and editor of over twenty-five books and currently works as Academic and Reference editor for Westminster John Knox Press.
Table of Contents
Introduction; 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.
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