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Sermons on the Book of MicahSermons on the Book of Micah
John Calvin
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Preached in Geneva from 1550 to 1551, these 28 sermons demonstrate the Reformer's high regard for God's Word and how its warnings against idolatry, superstition, inhumane acts, greed, and a host of other social and personal sins have a continuing relevance for every generation. 433 pages, softcover. P & R.
     

 
Sermons on Second SamuelSermons on Second Samuel
John Calvin
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While John Calvin is chiefly remembered today as a great theologian, it should not be forgotten that he was essentially a pastor. Indeed, it has been said of him that be became a theologian in order to be a better pastor. His preaching gives some of the clearest evidence for this. Still in his early twenties when he began to preach, he continued to do so for the rest of his life--on averge five times a week during his long years of ministry in Geneva. From 1549, thanks to the Company of Strangers, who employed Denis Raguenier as a scribe, Calvin's sermons were preserved and their riches remain available to us. Now, thanks to the devoted labours of Professor Douglas Kelly of Reformed Seminary, Jackson, Mississippi, the Sermons on 2 Samuel 1-13 are made available in English for the first time.
     

 
Calvin's Teaching on Job: Proclaiming the Incomprehensible GodCalvin's Teaching on Job: Proclaiming the Incomprehensible God
Derek Thomas
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For many of us the book of Job stands directly in the centre of one of the most complicated problems of life--the interaction between divine sovereignty and human responsibility. Its implications for a world of suffering and injustice is one that has provoked much tortuous thought for both Calvinists and Arminians. How Job deals with tremendous suffering--losing most of his earthly possessions, family and health--and how God deals with Job's suffering, does not necessarily make a nicely packaged story. The issues Job faced are ones that all Christians will struggle with to one degree or another. Calvin is still an influential theologian and was an excellent preacher. Derek Thomas uses Calvin's sermons on Job as a model for preachers today.
     

 

 
John Calvin: Selections from His WritingsJohn Calvin: Selections from His Writings
John Calvin
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Containing selections from Calvin's letters, his theology, and his thoughts on the Christian life, this book is a timely and appropriate introduction to Calvin himself, as well as his thought. Readers looking to go beyond popular sentiment about Calvin will find here a devoted pastor, an affectionate man, and a brilliant and challenging theologian.
     

 
On Prayer: Conversations with GodOn Prayer: Conversations with God
John Calvin
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On Prayer collects for the first time John Calvin's teachings on prayer, taken from his 1559 classic Institutes of the Christian Religion. Calvin scholar John Hesselink puts Calvin's views in context with an introductory essay for the book. A summary and questions for discussion precede each segment of Calvin's text, making this volume ideal for personal and group study.
     

 
Golden Booklet of the True Christian LifeGolden Booklet of the True Christian Life
John Calvin
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Who says that Calvin never wrote a manual on spirituality? This mini-classic sums up a number of the themes from his larger Institutes (obedience, self-denial, the significance of the cross), emphasizing an everyday piety rather than a contemplative, ascetic otherworldliness. 96 pages, softcover. Baker.
     

 
Parallel Commentary on the PsalmsParallel Commentary on the Psalms
Charles H. Spurgeon, John Calvin, Matthew Henry
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"Prince of Preachers" Charles Spurgeon, revolutionary reformer John Calvin, and beloved Bible commentator Matthew Henry weigh in on the Psalms! This classic resource features the King James text and Spurgeon's notes on each left-hand page, with corresponding excerpts from Calvin and Henry on the right. An invaluable 4-in-1 reference for sermon preparation or personal Bible study. 964 pages, hardcover from AMG.
     

 
Sermons on the Acts of the Apostles: Chapters 1-7Sermons on the Acts of the Apostles: Chapters 1-7
John Calvin
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How to answer the question 'Is your conscience at peace?' A reading of any or all of these forty-four extant sermons on Acts by John Calvin will help the reader determine whether his conscience is at peace or simply asleep! Calvin's vigorous presentation of the gospel of Jesus Christ in its full extent shows the sixteenth-century expositor understood the ramifications of New Testament theology, just as did his mentor, the apostle Paul, who, after presenting his reasoned understanding of the meaning of Christ's work, immediately follows it with the 'therefore' of consequence. Calvin mixes biblical teaching and its demands on the believer's life together so closely that the theology and its effects cannot be easily separated. Divine judgment and mercy underlie this 'effects theology', and it is the sense of judgment versus the promises of and the conditions for forgiveness and acceptance that informs the reader's conscience whether he is indeed forgiven and at peace, a member of the body of Christ.

On the other hand, the reader of the sleeping conscience, by comparison and self-examination, will be incited to awaken to a new or renewed relationship with the pressing demands of Christian 'effects theology'. Calvin pulls no punches. If belief does not end in an increasingly Christlike character, it is as good as no belief, no theology. The reader is either at peace or asleep.

'One wonders, after perusing any sequence of Calvin's sermons, whether Calvin would be welcomed in many Protestant, even Presbyterian, pulpits today. Calvin is hailed for his biblical theology, but largely ignored with respect to his insistence upon the transformed-life, life-long self-abnegation demanded of genuine Christian discipleship. The motive behind his insistence arises from his acute awareness that God, after expressing his fatherly love and gracious acceptance of the wayward, remains the uncompromising judge of all humankind, Christian or not. That awareness of judgment should, Calvin says, "make our hair stand on end" and drive us to repentance, without which there is no forgiveness.

'It is hoped that the reader of these sermons will seek not just to confirm the sermons' agreement with Calvinistic theology, but particularly to experience Calvin's sincere and profound personal response to the loving and merciful God whose Son is on the threshold of judging with finality the whole world with mercy and justice.' -From the Translator's Preface
     


 
Sermons on the BeatitudesSermons on the Beatitudes
John Calvin
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This volume presents readers with a short series of sermons on the Beatitudes, translated for the first time into English by Robert White. They comprise Calvin's exposition of Matthew 5:1-12, Mark 3:13-19 and Luke 6:12-26. Five sermons were preached on the Beatitudes in the course of an extended treatment of the Synoptic Gospels. These sermons represent Calvin's last effort to elucidate a New Testament text in the context of regular public worship. Translated into a modern idiom, this book will bring sixteenth-century Geneva to the modern world.
     

 
John Calvin: Steward of God's Covenant, Selected WritingsJohn Calvin: Steward of God's Covenant, Selected Writings
John Calvin
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This selection of the writings of John Calvin (1509-1564) is the first for general readers to appear in many years. It showcases his powerful legacy, which has had far-reaching consequences for the development of religion and culture in Western Europe and in the shaping of American identity.Calvin was a prodigious preacher and writer, and his sermons, Bible commentaries, tracts, and letters fill dozens of volumes. The works chosen for John Calvin: Steward of God's Covenant highlight ideas central to the Reformation but also to his influence on modern life, e.g., the importance of a work ethic and the notion of being "called" to action in the world; his belief in universal education for boys and girls; and his belief in the sanctity and freedom of individual conscience. Calvin's theology of the "elect" of God motivated the English and Dutch Calvinists who settled the Atlantic seaboard, their Promised Land. The traditions of their communities and churches and laws produced the widespread present-day American belief in a divinely favored national destiny.

In her brilliant preface to this edition, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Marilynne Robinson makes the clearest connection between John Calvin's own biblical and patristic heritage and the heritage he in turn left the modern world.
     


 
Concerning the Eternal Predestination of GodConcerning the Eternal Predestination of God
John Calvin
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The name of John Calvin is often associated with the doctrine of predestination. Readers will witness Calvin masterfully arguing his points, wrestling with the scriptures, and fully engaged in the polemical world of sixteenth-century theological debate. Editor's Preface and Introduction Author's Introduction Calvin's Opponents and their theses Calvin's Contrary Thesis Supporting Evidence from St. Paul Supporting Evidence from St. Augusting The Witness of Scripture Pighius Arguments Pighius Proofs Refutation of Pighius Georgius Providence
     

 
The Bondage and Liberation of the WillThe Bondage and Liberation of the Will
John Calvin
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Edited by A. N. S. Lane; translated by G. I. Davies. An English translation of Calvin's most complete treatise of the relation between grace and free will.
     

 
Sermons on EphesiansSermons on Ephesians
John Calvin
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This is the first publication of an entire series of Calvin's sermons in the present century. Calvin's Ephesian Sermons, preached on Sundays in 1558-59, were first printed in French in 1562, then in English in 1577. Calvin was a preacher in a very real and authentic way. Because he was the first great modern preacher this material is basic to the history of preaching.
     

 
Suffering: Understanding the Love of GodSuffering: Understanding the Love of God
John Calvin
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John Calvin was familiar with suffering. He faced challenges as a leader of the Reformation, ministered to people undergoing various trials, and experienced his own physical difficulties and the death of loved ones. During those times, Calvin turned particularly to the Psalms and to Job for comfort and wisdom to pass on to his congregation and readers. Suffering: Understanding the Love of God contains selections from Calvin's writings on the topic of suffering. Chapters include the purpose of suffering, the promises and providence of God, prayer, praise, perseverance, and other specific aspects of a proper response to trials. Compiled by Joseph Hill and presented in contemporary English, these selections are accompanied by notes and stories from Hill's own pastoral experience and offer a compassionate look at the sensitive subject of suffering.
     

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