With contributions by over 50 leading Calvin scholars, including Eberhard Busch, and Anthony N. S. Lane, this exceptionally well organized handbook offers students of Calvin easy access to his life, works, influence, and legacy, and unmatched scholarship on the great theologian. The handbook style serves the reader well by allowing easy navigation through every aspect of Calvin's life, thought, influence, and personal relationships. It is an excellent place to begin research or just learning about Calvin. This book will serve students and professors in the classroom quite well, and is an up-to-date invaluable resource for anyone attempting to learn more about one of the most influential minds in world history.Book OutlineA. Orientation (to Calvin) B. Person1.Stations (places where Calvin lived and worked) 2.Historical Connections3.Theological RelationsC. Work1. Types 2. Themes 3. StructuresD. Influence and Reception1.Thematically2.Historically
Research on French theologian John Calvin is flourishing around the world, and his quincentennial in 2009 has given such research even greater momentum. Designed to support and stimulate this research, The Calvin Handbook gathers contributions from internationally renowned scholars. Offering a comprehensive view of Calvin’s life, his theology, and the history of his reception, this handbook is a uniquely helpful resource on Calvin for readers of every interest level.
Herman J. Selderhuis is professor of church history and church polity and director of the Institute for Reformation Research at the Theologische Universiteit Appledoorn in the Netherlands.
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