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John Calvin: A Heart for Devotion, Doctrine, and Doxology

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John Calvin's name evokes powerful images, most of them negative. In the minds of many, he is perceived as an ivory-tower theologian who was harsh and unreasonable, the driving force behind a dangerous theological system. In this volume, Burk Parsons and eighteen other leading Reformed pastors and scholars authoritatively reveal the truth about Calvin and his teaching - that he was humble, caring, pious, Scripture-saturated, and, above all, passionate about upholding the glory of God. Published in conjunction ...
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Overview

John Calvin's name evokes powerful images, most of them negative. In the minds of many, he is perceived as an ivory-tower theologian who was harsh and unreasonable, the driving force behind a dangerous theological system. In this volume, Burk Parsons and eighteen other leading Reformed pastors and scholars authoritatively reveal the truth about Calvin and his teaching - that he was humble, caring, pious, Scripture-saturated, and, above all, passionate about upholding the glory of God. Published in conjunction with the five-hundredth anniversary of Calvin's birth (2009), John Calvin: A Heart for Devotion, Doctrine, and Doxology offers a highly readable partrait of a man whose example and teaching remain vitally relevant even in the twenty-first century.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781567691061
  • Publisher: Reformation Trust Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/1/2008
  • Pages: 257
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Iain H. Murray xi

Preface Burk Parsons xix

Contributors xxi

1 The Humility of Calvin's Calvinism Burk Parsons 1

2 Who was John Calvin? Derek W. H. Thomas 19

3 Calvin's Heart for God Sinclair B. Ferguson 31

4 The Reformer of Faith and Life D. G. Hart 43

5 The Churchman of the Reformation Harry L. Reeder 55

6 The Preacher of God's Word Steven J. Lawson 71

7 The Counselor to the Afflicted W. Robert Godfrey 83

8 The Writer for the People of God Phillip R. Johnson 95

9 The Supremacy of Jesus Christ Eric J. Alexander 109

10 The Transforming Work of the Spirit Thabiti Anyabwile 119

11 Man's Radical Corruption John MacArthur 129

12 Election and Reprobation Richard D. Phillips 141

13 Redemption Defined Thomas K. Ascol 157

14 Transforming Grace Keith A. Mathison 169

15 A Certain Inheritance Jay E. Adams 179

16 The Believer's Union with Christ Philip Graham Ryken 191

17 The Principal Article of Salvation Michael Horton 201

18 The True Christian Life Jerry Bridges 221

19 The Communion of Men with God Joel R. Beeke 231

Index of Scripture 247

Index of Subjects and Names 251

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