The Cambridge companion to John Calvin /

Corporate Author: Cambridge companions to philiosophy, religion and culture.
Other Authors: McKim, Donald K., Cambridge collections online.
Format: Online Book
Language: English
Published: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Series: Cambridge companions to religion.
Online Access: Online version
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Whoever is responsible for the idea behind the Cambridge Companion series deserves the thanks of teachers and students. This volume, like the many that have come before it, does an excellent job of introducing a subject. John Calvin (1509-64) was the most important figure among the second generation of the Reformation and the "father" of the Reformed tradition. The volume begins with chapters on Calvin's life and context. W.G. Naphy's chapter on Geneva is one of the best in the book. The next section (9 chapters) examines Calvin's theology, work, and ministry in Geneva. Part 3 looks at the influence of Calvin and Calvin's heritage. Here the chapter by R.W. Holder is especially helpful. The final section examines the place of Calvin and his followers in the contemporary life of the church. Any professor teaching a course on the Reformation, church history, or Protestant theology will want to recommend this volume to students. ^BSumming Up: Recommended. Lower-level undergraduates through faculty/researchers; general readers. D. M. Whitford Claflin University

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