Calvin's Preaching / Edition 1

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This rare and important study of John Calvin's sermons gives a complete review of Calvin's preaching activity, purpose, method, and style. Included are the theological considerations that moved Calvin to preach the way he did; his view of the preacher's office, his duty, and the congregation's active participation; a historical account and the preservation of his preaching; Calvin's expository method and the way he applied scripture to the needs of the congregation; and the form of the sermons and the "familiar" style that was employed.

A rare and important study offering a complete review of John Calvin's preaching activity, purpose, method, and style. Parker's work includes Calvin's theological considerations, expository methods, applications of Scripture to the needs of his congregation, and his views of the preacher's office, duty and the congregation's active participation. Appendixes.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780664253097
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/1992
  • Edition description: 1st American ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

T. H. L. Parker was a widely respected authority on Calvin's life and thought. He was Reader in Theology at the University of Durham in England.

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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 The Theological Impulsion
Ch. 1 The Divine Message 1
Ch. 2 The Pastoral Intention 8
Ch. 3 Scripture and Sermon 17
Pt. 2 The Word in Action
Ch. 4 The Preacher 35
Ch. 5 The Congregation 48
Pt. 3 An Account of Calvin's Preaching
Ch. 6 The Early Preaching 57
Ch. 7 Preaching in Geneva 59
Ch. 8 The Transmission of the Sermons 65
Pt. 4 From Exegesis to Application
Ch. 9 The Expository Method 79
Ch. 10 The Message of Scripture 93
Ch. 11 The Stimuli of Exhortation 114
Pt. 5 Form and Style
Ch. 12 The Pattern of the Sermons 131
Ch. 13 The Familiar Style 139
A Chronological Chart 150
Appendix 1. Catalogues of the Sermons 153
Appendix 2. Dating the Sermons on 1 and 2 Timothy and Job 163
Appendix 3. The Biblical Text 172
Sermons in Manuscript 179
Early French Editions 180
Latin Translations 187
English Translations 188
German Translations 194
Dutch Translations 195
Sermons in Supplementa Calviniana 197
Sermons in Corpus Reformatorum 197
Works by Calvin 199
Other Works Mentioned 199
Index 201
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