A first-rate study of the legendary reformer! While most remember Calvin as a theologian, Zachman offers a unique perspective, studying his subject's role as a pastor and teacher. Beginning with a brief biography, he considers Calvin's own understanding of his preaching and teaching ministry, highlighting the reformer's writings on training of clergy and instruction of laity. 288 pages, softcover from Baker.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 288 Vendor: Baker Academic Publication Date: 2006
Dimensions: 9.0 X 6.0 (inches) ISBN: 080103129X ISBN-13: 9780801031298 Availability: Available to ship on or about 05/21/14.
John Calvin has been the subject of numerous studies, but most have focused on one aspect of his thought or a limited selection of his writings. This study of Calvin adopts a uniquely holistic approach.
Randall Zachman begins with a brief biography and considers Calvin's own understanding of his ministry as a teacher and pastor. From this perspective, he surveys Calvin's writings and their place in the work of reforming the church--both through the training of clergy and the instruction of the laity. Zachman then considers Calvin as a theologian. In contrast to Martin Luther, Calvin sought to balance the verbal proclamation of the Word with an emphasis on the visible manifestation of God--both in creation and in Christ.
This study will be of great interest to Reformed clergy and to students of the Reformation and Calvinism.
Randall C. Zachman (PhD, University of Chicago) is professor of Reformation studies at the University of Notre Dame. He is also the author of Image and Word in the Theology of John Calvin and editor of John Calvin and Roman Catholicism: Critique and Engagement, Then and Now.
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