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Calvin and his influence, 1509-2009

Author: Irena Backus; Philip Benedict
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume collects papers initially written as the plenary addresses for the largest international scholarly conference held in connection with the 500th anniversary of Calvin's birth, organized in Geneva by the Institute of Reformation History.
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Named Person: Jean Calvin; Jean Calvin; Jean Calvin
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Irena Backus; Philip Benedict
ISBN: 9780199751846 0199751846 9780199751853 0199751854
OCLC Number: 695683711
Notes: "The essays collected in this volume were originally prepared as plenary addresses to the international conference 'Calvin and his influence, 1509-2009.' held in Geneva from May 24 to 27, 2009"--Page vii.
Description: xiii, 336 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Calvin : fifth Latin doctor of the church / Diarmaid MacCulloch --
The ideal of Aristocratia Politiae Vicina in the Calvinist political tradition / Harro M. Höpfl --
Calvin the workaholic / Max Engammare --
Calvin's self-awareness as author / Olivier Millet --
Calvin's church in Geneva : constructed or gathered? local or foreign? French or Swiss? / William Naphy --
Calvin, the Swiss Reformed Churches, and the European Reformation / Emidio Campi --
Calvin, 1509-2009 / Herman Selderhuis --
Calvinism as an actor in the early modern state system around 1690 : struggle for alliances, patterns of eschatological interpretation, symbolic representation / Heinz Schilling --
Reception and response : referencing and understanding Calvin in seventeenth-century Calvinism / Richard A. Muller --
The Dutch enlightenment and the distant Calvin / Ernestine van der Wall --
Lost, then found : Calvin in French Protestantism, 1830-1940 / André Encrevé --
Calvin in the plural : the diversity of modern interpretations of Calvinism, especially in Germany and the English-speaking world / Friedrich Wilhelm Graf --
Calvin, modern Calvinism, and civil society : the appropriation of a heritage, with particular reference to the low countries / Cornelis van der Kooi --
Calvin and British evangelicalism in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries / David Bebbington --
Calvin(ism) and apartheid in South Africa in the twentieth century : the making and unmaking of a racial ideology / John W. De Gruchy.
Responsibility: [edited by] Irena Backus and Philip Benedict.
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