John Calvin, Reformer for the 21st Century

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Many would argue that a true understanding of contemporary Christian thought is impossible without a basic understanding of Calvin's contributions. William Stacy Johnson, a leading Presbyterian theologian, offers this clear and fundamental study of Calvin's insights as a primer for those with little or no knowledge of his work.

This volume, enhanced with questions for discussion and a handy glossary, is sure to be an invaluable resource for those who seek an accessible way into ...

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Overview

Many would argue that a true understanding of contemporary Christian thought is impossible without a basic understanding of Calvin's contributions. William Stacy Johnson, a leading Presbyterian theologian, offers this clear and fundamental study of Calvin's insights as a primer for those with little or no knowledge of his work.

This volume, enhanced with questions for discussion and a handy glossary, is sure to be an invaluable resource for those who seek an accessible way into a deeper understanding of Calvin's impact on the development of Christian faith and on society.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780664234089
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/2009
  • Pages: 142
  • Sales rank: 1,397,097
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

William Stacy Johnson is Arthur M. Adams Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary.

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Table of Contents

Preface: Why Calvin? ix

1 Calvin: His Life and Influence 1

2 Calvin's Vision of God 13

3 Grace Alone, Christ Alone, Faith Alone 22

4 Wellspring of Reform: Scripture Alone 31

5 Chosen and Called: Election and Predestination 42

6 The Workings of Sin and Salvation 51

7 Participation in God's Ways: The Power of the Spirit 62

8 What Does God Require of Us? Law and Gospel 73

9 The Church: Meaning, Ministry, and Mission 85

10 Connecting to God: Worship and Sacraments 97

11 Politics, Economy, and Society 109

12 Reformed and Always Reforming 120

Notes 131

Glossary 137

For Further Reading 141

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