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Number of Pages: 304
Vendor: IVP Academic
Publication Date: 2009
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John Calvin and His Passion for the Majesty of GodJohn PiperCrossway Books & Bibles / 2008 / Trade Paperback$6.29 Retail:4 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
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The Legacy of John Calvin: His Influence on the Modern WorldDavid W. HallP & R Publishing / 2008 / Trade Paperback$6.49 Retail:
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365 Days With Calvin: A Unique Collection of 365 Readings From The Writings of John CalvinJohn CalvinDay One Christian Ministries Inc / 2008 / Hardcover$14.99 Retail:
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Professor and renowned Reformation historian Herman Selderhuis has written this book to bring Calvin near to the reader, showing him as a man who had an impressive impact on the development of the Western world, but who was first of all a believer struggling with God and with the way God governed both the world and his own life.
Selderhuis draws on Calvin's own publications and commentary on the biblical figures with whom he strongly identified to describe his theology in the context of his personal development. Throughout we see a person who found himself alone at many of the decisive moments of his life--a fact that echoed through Calvin's subsequent sermons and commentaries. Selderhuis's unique and compelling look at John Calvin, with all of his merits and foibles, ultimately discloses a man who could not find himself at home in the world in which he lived.
"One would think that with all the biographies of John Calvin through the centuries there would be nothing new to say. Think again! Veteran Calvin scholar Herman Selderhuis has followed Calvin himself in going 'back to the sources' and provides a portrait of Calvin drawn exclusively from Calvin's own writings. The result is a fresh and invigorating look at the human person behind all the caricatures, the faithful servant of Christ who saw his life as being lived in the providence of God--a God whose ways he often did not understand. Find here a fully human Calvin whose commitment to the 'pilgrim life' instructs and inspires us still today."
"This is simply one of the best biographies of Calvin I have seen. Selderhuis has managed admirably to combine keen academic insight with a clear, engaging writing style and many delicious details. For all who are curious about Calvin, Selderhuis's John Calvin: A Pilgrim's Life is the place to begin."
"A delightful new biography of Calvin by one of Europe's leading Reformation scholars. Selderhuis does not simply rehash the events of Calvin's life; he weaves those events into a story of a man on a geographical, theological and spiritual pilgrimage--or more precisely, a story of a man on a pilgrimage."
Frederick Kuhl5 Stars Out Of 5June 29, 2009Frederick Kuhl
I'm writing a second review because, having now finished the book, I think I was unjust to it earlier. The book does seem almost flippant at first, but Selderhuis's understanding of and admiration for Calvin become clearer as the book progresses. His portrait of Calvin is lively, balanced and illuminating.
Frederick Kuhl3 Stars Out Of 5May 26, 2009Frederick Kuhl
Its great strength is its historical and personal detail. In that it's unique. But it won't help you understand Calvin theologically, as does THL Parker's biography. And it verges at times on flippancy. Still, very much worth reading, along with Parker.
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