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Calvin : an introduction to his thought

Author: T H L Parker
Publisher: Louisville, Ky. : Westminster/John Knox Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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In this book, T.H.L. Parker provides a succinct but comprehensive look at the range of John Calvin's theology. In particular, Parker provides a fresh interpretation of Calvin's magnum opus, the Institutes of the Christian Religion, giving the reader a sense of what this important reformer and theologian valued as a Christian and as a thinker. - Publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Jean Calvin; Jean Calvin
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: T H L Parker
ISBN: 0664256023 9780664256029
OCLC Number: 32012428
Description: x, 166 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Calvin's writings --
The contemporary scene --
The interpretation of the Institutio --
The knowledge of God the Creator --
The whole sum of wisdom --
Still-born knowledge of God --
The fruitful teaching of Scripture --
God the Creator --
God's creatures. The world ; The angels ; The human race --
Providence --
The knowledge of God the redeemer in Christ --
Man the total sinner --
The Christ of the Old and New Testaments --
The mediator --
Christ the redeemer --
The way we receive Christ's grace --
The Holy Spirit and faith --
Regeneration to life --
Justification by faith alone --
On prayer --
Eternal election --
The final resurrection --
Outward means --
The true Church --
The Church's ministry --
The Church's authority --
The sacraments. General ; Baptism ; The Lord's Supper --
Civil government.
Responsibility: T.H.L. Parker.

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In this book, T.H.L. Parker provides a succinct but comprehensive look at the range of John Calvin's theology. In particular, Parker provides a fresh interpretation of Calvin's magnum opus, the Institutes of the Christian Religion, giving the reader a sense of what this important reformer and theologian valued as a Christian and as a thinker. - Publisher.

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