Calvin and Culture: Exploring a Worldview

Calvin and Culture: Exploring a Worldview


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Calvin and Culture: Exploring a Worldview by Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing

No other Christian theology in the past five hundred years has affected our Western culture as deeply as the worldview of John Calvin. It extends far beyond theological disciplines, as demonstrated by the list of contributors and subjects below. Calvin has inspired a large number of Christians to apply his thought to every form of human endeavor: the influence of his worldview continues to this day.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781596380981
Publisher: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing
Publication date: 08/28/2010
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.92(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword John M. Frame ix

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction David Hall Marvin Padgett xv

Abbreviations xix

1 1929 and All That, or What Does Calvinism Say to Historians Searching for Meaning? Darryl G. Hart 1

2 Law, Authority, and Liberty in Early Calvinism John Witte Jr. 17

3 The Arts and the Reformed Tradition William Edgar 40

4 Calvin's Contributions to Economic Theory and Policy Timothy D. Terrell 69

5 Calvinism and Literature Leland Ryken 95

6 Calvin's Legacy in Philosophy William C. Davis 114

7 Calvin, Politics, and Political Science Paul Marshall 142

8 Calvinism and Science Don Petcher 162

9 John Calvin's Impact on Business Richard C. Chewning 192

10 Calvin and Music Paul S. Jones 217

11 Medicine: In the Biblical Tradition of John Calvin with Modern Applications Franklin E. Payne 254

12 Calvin as Journalist Warren Cole Smith 277

13 The Future of Calvinism as a Worldview David W. Hall 293

Index of Scripture 307

Index of Subject and Names 311

Contributors 327

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