A Life of John Calvin   -     By: Alister E. McGrath
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A Life of John Calvin

Wiley-Blackwell / 1993 / Paperback

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History occasionally produces figures whose influence on their own and successive generations is immense. Marx, Freud and Lenin had such an influence, and so, Alister McGrath argues, does John Calvin. This book provides a fresh and lucid exploration of Calvin's life and influence, his theology and his political thought, and his determining of the course of European history. It traces Calvin's remarkable impact on the development of modern Western attitudes to work, wealth, civil rights, capitalism and the natural sciences.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 352
Vendor: Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date: 1993
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)
ISBN: 0631189475
ISBN-13: 9780631189473
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"A most welcome study filling a real need for a scholarly biographythat is historically sensitive and theologically well-informed."Religious Studies Review

"Not since Wendel's Calvin has one volume given as muchbreadth and depth to the life and thought of Calvin as this one...A splendid resource for both novices and Calvin scholars. McGrath'swork will endure as a balanced, sensitive, historical-theologicaltreatment." Sixteenth Century Journal

"A full range of Calvin students and scholars will be gratefulfor this book. Wide in scope, detailed in coverage, yet clear infocus, McGrath's work will find a secure niche for many years tocome." Christianity Today

"A Skillful combination of biography, theology and history. Anumber of maps, charts and (monochrome) reproductions of paintingsand other art works enhance the attractiveness of this handsomevolume, which should serve students as a useful and readableintroduction to John Calvin's life and times." CriticalReview

"An absorbing study. It cannot be stated too strongly thatBeyond Borders deserves high praise. Better than any otherbook known to the author." The Expository Times

"The best study of Calvin in English." TeachingHistory

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