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A heart promptly offered : the revolutionary leadership of John Calvin

Author: David W Hall; David J Vaughan
Publisher: Nashville, Tenn. : Cumberland House, 2006.
Series: Leaders in action series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Few today realize the extent to which John Calvin, the great Genevan reformer, and his work have shaped modern culture. Few know that it was John Calvin who pioneered the effort to decentralize government by calling for checks and balances against the rule of the few or the king. Equally unknown are his efforts to establish a productive social safety-net for immigrants, create educational models that were far ahead  Read more...
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Named Person: Jean Calvin; Jean Calvin
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David W Hall; David J Vaughan
ISBN: 9781581825053 1581825056
OCLC Number: 67872752
Description: 360 pages ; 18 cm.
Contents: The life of John Calvin --
The character of John Calvin --
The legacy of Calvin.
Series Title: Leaders in action series.
Responsibility: David W. Hall ; David Vaughan, general editor.
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Few today realize the extent to which John Calvin, the great Genevan reformer, and his work have shaped modern culture. Few know that it was John Calvin who pioneered the effort to decentralize government by calling for checks and balances against the rule of the few or the king. Equally unknown are his efforts to establish a productive social safety-net for immigrants, create educational models that were far ahead of his time, and instill a sense of self-worth in all citizens (regardless of their occupations or class). He was also known for his support of free markets, the rise of private enterprise, and the advancement of publishing and knowledge beyond its medieval confines. The result of his efforts was an explosion of culture and liberty, a story that often is lost or ignored in the rush to offer criticism of the man. A Heart Promptly Offered presents the basic story of Calvin's life, along with numerous excerpts from his own pen - writings from his letters, commentaries, and sermons. In addition to summarizing the main topics of Calvin's Institutes, it lays out his ground-breaking political theory.

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