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Calvin

Author: Bruce Gordon
Publisher: New Haven [Conn.] ; London : Yale University Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores with particular insight Calvin's self-conscious view of himself as prophet and apostle for his age and his struggle to tame a sense of his own superiority, perceived by others as arrogance. Gordon looks at Calvin's character, his maturing vision of God and humanity, his personal tragedies and failures, his extensive relationships with others, and the context within which he wrote and taught. --  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Jean Calvin; Jean Calvin; Jean Calvin
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Gordon
ISBN: 9780300120769 0300120761
OCLC Number: 262432364
Notes: "First printed in paperback, 2011"--T.p. verso.
Description: xiii, 398 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., ports., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: A French youth --
Among the princes of law --
'At last delivered' : conversion and flight --
Exile in a hidden corner --
Violent reformations and tumult --
Discovering the church --
'Lucid brevity' for the sake of the church : Romans --
Building Christ's church --
Calvin's world --
Healing Christ's body --
'Since Calvin acts so bravely, why does he not come here?' : France --
The years of conflict --
'There is no form of impiety that this monster has not raked up' --
Luther's heirs --
European reformer --
The 'perfecte schoole of Christe' --
Churches and blood : France --
Endings.
Responsibility: Bruce Gordon.

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During the glory days of the French Renaissance, young John Calvin (1509-1564) experienced a profound conversion to the faith of the Reformation. This book explores Calvin's self-conscious view of  Read more...

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"A magnificent biography . . . [Bruce Gordon] liberates Calvin from the many stereotypes to which he has too long been captive and turns him into a flesh-and-blood human being."--;i>Christian Read more...

 
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