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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.
Number of Pages: 142
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 2009
|Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)|
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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.
jjandreenorth GeorgiaAge: 55-65Gender: male2 Stars Out Of 5Too liberalMarch 2, 2015jjandreenorth GeorgiaAge: 55-65Gender: maleI only read part of the book and decided that the views of the author were too liberal for me.
Robert Horne- Jr.San Antonio, TexasAge: Over 65Gender: male4 Stars Out Of 5Calvin for youFebruary 26, 2015Robert Horne- Jr.San Antonio, TexasAge: Over 65Gender: maleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 3This is an easy read. It is written, I think, for the laity. He states clearly how Calvin saw his world and how it relates to ours. You may not agree with everything he writes but you will come away rethinking Calvin's work. If you are a pastor it should make you want to read the some of the literature recommended. The author tries to get me to see Calvin in our timeframe.
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.