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This book offers a unique approach to Calvin by introducing the individuals and groups who, through their opposition to Calvin's theology and politics, helped shape the Reformer, his theology, and his historical and religious legacy. Respected church historian Gary Jenkins shows how Calvin had to defend or rethink his theology in light of his tormentors' challenges, giving readers a more nuanced view of Calvin's life and thought. The book highlights the central theological ideas of the Swiss Reformation and introduces figures and movements often excluded from standard texts.
|Publisher:||Baker Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Gary W. Jenkins (PhD, Rutgers University) is Van Gorden Chair in History at Eastern University in St. David's, Pennsylvania, where he has taught for over twenty years. He is the author of John Jewel and the English National Church and numerous articles.