Calvin in Context: Second Edition

Calvin in Context: Second Edition

by David Steinmetz
     
 

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The book illuminates Calvin's thought by placing it in the context of the theological and exegetical traditions--ancient, medieval, and contemporary-- that formed it and contributed to its particular texture. Steinmetz addresses a range of issues almost as wide as the Reformation itself, including the knowledge of God, the problem of iconoclasm, the doctrines of

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The book illuminates Calvin's thought by placing it in the context of the theological and exegetical traditions--ancient, medieval, and contemporary-- that formed it and contributed to its particular texture. Steinmetz addresses a range of issues almost as wide as the Reformation itself, including the knowledge of God, the problem of iconoclasm, the doctrines of justification and predestination, and the role of the state and the civil magistrate. Along the way, Steinmetz also clarifies the substance of Calvin's quarrels with Lutherans, Catholics, Anabaptists, and assorted radicals from Ochino to Sozzini. For the new edition he has added a new Preface and four new chapters based on recent published and unpublished essays. An accessible yet authoritative general introduction to Calvin's thought, Calvin in Context engages a much wider range of primary sources than the standard introductions. It provides a context for understanding Calvin not from secondary literature about the later middle ages and Renaissance, but from the writings of Calvin's own contemporaries and the rich sources from which they drew.

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"It us a happy fruit of the Calvin anniversary year to see David Steinmetz's fine collection of essays, Calvin in Context, republished...The great strength of this collection is the refreshing way Calvin is located in the theology and thought-world of his own day...This book, like all Steinmetz's work, is a lively and enjoyable read, and its republication is a very welcome and important addition to the fruits of the reformer's anniversary and the impressive catalogue of David Steinmetz's scholarship."—Sixteenth Century Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199889969
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
10/14/2010
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

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Amos Ragan Kearns Professor of the History of Christianity, Duke Divinity School

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