In July of 2009 scholars from around the globe gathered in Geneva to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Calvin's birth. Listen in as Blocher, Old, Lane, Hall, Kim, McGowan, Horton, Gamble, McCormack, Selderhuis, and others focus on Calvin as liturgist, his doctrine of Scripture, his impact on the arts, Calvinism in Asia. . . . 608 pages, hardcover. P&R.
This book contains articles on topics at the cutting edge of Calvinian studies and has a fascinating range of subjects. Calvin was a multi-facetted character with an extraordinary range of expertise - a real 'renaissance man' before his time This collection will enable you to see just how much his influence has spread to the world we live in today.
Half a millennium after his birth, Calvin s theological contribution appears more, rather than less, important than it appeared in his own day. The passage of five centuries has not dimmed interest in John Calvin it has fueled a desire to see Calvin s commitment to the reform of the Church embraced and carried on by a new generation of believers. As the chapters in this book make clear, John Calvin was a multifaceted personality possessed of manifold gifts. God invested this man with extraordinary intelligence, theological courage, unquestioned tenacity, and a deep love for the Church. While secular academics consider Calvin in terms of his cultural influence in the shaping of Western civilization, the scholars who gathered in Geneva were primarily concerned with Calvin the churchman, theologian, and pastor.
--R. Albert Mohler, Jr.,
President, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
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