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John Calvin : a sixteenth-century portrait

Author: William J Bouwsma
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1989, ©1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An interpretation of Calvin and the Reformation and its relationship to the movements of the Renaissance.
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Named Person: Jean Calvin; Jean Calvin; Jean Calvin; Jean Calvin
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William J Bouwsma
ISBN: 0195059514 9780195059519 9780195043945 0195043944
OCLC Number: 20617352
Notes: "An Oxford University Press paperback."
Description: viii, 310 pages : portrait ; 24 cm
Contents: A sixteenth-century life --
Calvin's anxiety --
A world out of joint --
Cosmic inheritances --
Restoring order --
Rational religion --
Humanism --
Being --
Knowing --
Power --
Drama --
Society --
Polity --
Church.
Responsibility: William J. Bouwsma.
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