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Monstrous Fictions: Reflections on John Calvin in a Time of Culture War

Monstrous Fictions: Reflections on John Calvin in a Time of Culture War

by Carl J. Rasmussen


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This book demonstrates that an ethics of individual conscience and virtue is incommensurate with Calvin's doctrine and shows that for Calvin, Christians are bound in conscience to obey secular government. He further argues that a shared understanding of Calvin and a broader ec...

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ISBN-13: 9780739193594
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 09/15/2016
Series: Graven Images Series
Pages: 198
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Carl J. Rasmussen is a lawyer with the firm of Boardman & Clark LLP in Madison, Wisconsin. He received his Ph.D. and J.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Table of Contents

1. Evangelicals and Catholics Together: Ecumenism of the Trenches
2. Faith Rather Than Belief: Four Augustinian Theses on Faith in Calvin
3. Life for Others Rather Than Virtue: Three Theses on Sanctification in Calvin
4. The Rule of Law Rather Than Conscience: Five Theses on Natural Law in Calvin
Conclusion: Calvin, Karl Barth, and the Message of Reconciliation

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