Calvin: A Brief Guide to His Life and Thought  -     By: Willem Van't Spijker
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Westminster John Knox Press / 2009 / Paperback

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John Calvin (1509-1564) was one of the main Protestant Reformers of the sixteenth century. His thought spread worldwide, and today he is still looked to for theological insights and as a guide to Christian faith by millions of people. In this book, one of the world's leading Calvin scholars, Willem van 't Spijker, provides a compact guide to Calvin's life and the main elements of his thought. Van 't Spijker, a respected Calvin researcher, bases this work on the best contemporary scholarship. By tracing Calvin's influence, he shows both the development of Calvin's thought and the ways in which it was important in his time and later. The book will be an excellent introduction to Calvin's life and thought for both beginning students and those already acquainted with Calvin's work. It will be a splendid resource for the 500th anniversary year of Calvin's birth (2009) and beyond.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 200
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 2009
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0664232256
ISBN-13: 9780664232252
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John Calvin (1509-1564) was one of the main Protestant Reformers of the sixteenth century. His thought spread worldwide, and today he is still looked to for theological insights and as a guide to Christian faith by millions of people. In this book, one of the world's leading Calvin scholars, Willem van 't Spijker, provides a compact guide to Calvin's life and the main elements of his thought. Van 't Spijker bases this work on the best contemporary scholarship. By tracing Calvin's influence, he shows both the development of Calvin's thought and the ways in which it was important in his time and later. This book will be an excellent introduction to Calvin's life and thought for both beginning students and those already acquainted with Calvin's work.

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Willem van't Spijker is one of today's leading John Calvin scholars. He is the author of many books and has served as Professor of Theology at the University of Apeldoorn in The Netherlands.

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