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Calvin is more than just a figure from history. His life and work-both infused with his passion for the reform of the church-had a continuing impact through the centuries, not only on the church but on society in general. Enhanced with questions for discussion and a handy glossary, this volume is sure to be an invaluable resource for those who seek an accessible way into a deeper understanding of Calvin's role in the development of today's Christian faith.
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Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 2009
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Many would argue that a true understanding of contemporary Christian thought is impossible without a basic understanding of Calvin's contributions. William Stacy Johnson, a leading Presbyterian theologian, offers this clear and fundamental study of Calvin's insights as a primer for those with little or no knowledge of his work.
This volume, enhanced with questions for discussion and a handy glossary, is sure to be an invaluable resource for those who seek an accessible way into a deeper understanding of Calvin's impact on the development of Christian faith and on society.
PaulOakville, ONAge: 55-65Gender: male4 Stars Out Of 5March 13, 2013PaulOakville, ONAge: 55-65Gender: maleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Interesting historical read. Leaned much about Calvin I never knew before.
JoelCincinnati, OHAge: 55-65Gender: male3 Stars Out Of 5Not bad, but not up to expectionsNovember 23, 2011JoelCincinnati, OHAge: 55-65Gender: maleQuality: 3Value: 2Meets Expectations: 3I wanted the book to explain its title of Calvin being a reformer for the 21st Century. He explained Calvin, but didn't find anything new or fresh in its presentation or its content. Calvin was not reintroduced as a 21st Century figure, but a reformer of the 16th Century. I recommend the book for someone just introduced to Calvin's life and basic beliefs.