Calvin and the Bible

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During the past several decades a growing number of scholars have come to appreciate the importance of studying John Calvin's interpretive work as a commentator on Scripture in addition to his better-known writings on theology. In this volume ten essays by scholars specializing in Calvin's exegetical methods examine the approaches and themes Calvin emphasized when he interpreted major portions of Scripture. These essays focus on Calvin's work in his biblical commentaries with appropriate cross-referencing to his other writings, including his sermons. A concluding essay synthesizes the main features of what has gone before to present an overall view of John Calvin as an interpreter and commentator on Holy Scripture. An appreciation of Calvin's exegetical labors and his work as a biblical commentator are now recognized as key elements in Calvin scholarship.

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"This book is an excellent contribution to our understanding of Calvin and will make an excellent addition to the scholar's or pastor's library." —David M. Whitford, Union Theological Seminary; Religious Studies Review
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521838276
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 6/30/2006
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Pages: 310
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Meet the Author

Donald K. McKim is Academic and Reference Editor for Westminster John Knox Press. He is author and editor of over twenty-five books including The Cambridge Companions to Martin Luther (2003) and John Calvin (2004).

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Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Calvin as commentator on Genesis Randall C. Zachman; 2. Calvin as commentator on the Mosaic Harmony and Joshua Raymond A. Blacketer; 3. Calvin as an interpreter of Job Susan Schreiner; 4. Calvin as commentator on the Psalms Wulfert de Greef; 5. Calvin as commentator on the Prophets Peter Wilcox; 6. Calvin as commentator on the Synoptic Gospels Darlene K. Flaming; 7. Calvin as commentator on the Gospel of John Barbara Pitkin; 8. Calvin as commentator on the Acts of the Apostles Wilhelmus H. Th. Moehn; 9. Calvin as commentator on the Pauline Epistles R. Ward Holder; 10. Calvin as commentator on Hebrews and the Catholic Epistles Gary Neal Hansen; 11. John Calvin as interpreter of the Bible David C. Steinmetz.

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