Calvin For Armchair Theologians  -     By: Christopher Elwood
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Calvin For Armchair Theologians

Westminster John Knox Press / 2002 / Paperback

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In this concise introduction to Calvin's life and thought, Elwood offers an insightful and accessible overview of Calvin's key teachings within his historical context. The trials and travails Calvin encountered as he ministered and taught in Geneva are given with special attention to theological controversies associated with the Trinity and predestination. Elwood indicates the ways that Calvinism developed and its influence in today's world. Illustrations are interspersed throughout the text and humorously illuminate key points providing an engaging introduction to this important theologian.

Christopher Elwood is Associate Professor of Historical Theology at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. He is the author of The Body Broken: The Calvinist Doctrine of the Eucharist and the Symbolization of Power in Sixteenth-Century France. Ron Hill is an illustrator and cartoonist living and teaching in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 184
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 2002
Dimensions: 8 X 5 (inches)
ISBN: 0664223036
ISBN-13: 9780664223038
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Series: Armchair Theologians

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In this concise introduction to Calvin's life and thought, Christopher Elwood offers an insightful and accessible overview of Calvin's key teachings within his historical context. The trials and travails Calvin encountered as he ministered and taught in Geneva are discussed, with special attention given to theological controversies associated with the Trinity and predestination. Elwood indicates the ways that Calvinism developed and its influence in today's world. Illustrations are interspersed throughout the text and humorously illuminate key points providing an engaging introduction to this important theologian.

Written by experts but designed for the novice, the Armchair series provides accurate, concise, and witty overviews of some of the most profound moments and theologians in Christian history. These books are essential supplements for first-time encounters with primary texts, lucid refreshers for scholars and clergy, and enjoyable reads for the theologically curious.

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Christopher Elwood is Professor of Historical Theology at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.

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