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John Calvin; a study in French humanism.

Author: Quirinus Breen
Publisher: [Hamden, Conn.] Archon Books, 1968.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 2d edView all editions and formats
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The reappearance of Dr. Breen's pioneering study of young Calvin's humanism makes available to a new generation of teachers and students what is still the best introduction to the humanist theologian's formative years. The book was hailed at the outset by grateful readers as an informed and illuminating description of the elements that combined to shape and equip the mind of the reformer to-be. Any student of recent  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Breen, Quirinus, 1896-
John Calvin.
[Hamden, Conn.] Archon Books, 1968
(OCoLC)899942563
Named Person: Jean Calvin; Jean Calvin; Jean Calvin; Jean Calvin
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Quirinus Breen
OCLC Number: 522061
Notes: Revision of the author's thesis, University of Chicago, 1931.
Description: xvi, 193 pages 22 cm
Contents: General background --
Calvin at the University of Paris --
Calvin's study of jurisprudence and the classics --
The background of the Seneca commentaries --
The substance of the Seneca commentaries --
The French Renaissance --
The precipitate of humanism in Calvin the reformer --
An essay of Calvin's defense of secular studies : his doctrine of common grace.
Responsibility: With a foreword by John T. McNeill.

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The reappearance of Dr. Breen's pioneering study of young Calvin's humanism makes available to a new generation of teachers and students what is still the best introduction to the humanist theologian's formative years. The book was hailed at the outset by grateful readers as an informed and illuminating description of the elements that combined to shape and equip the mind of the reformer to-be. Any student of recent Calvin literature will have come frequently upon references to Breen's material and opinions. Although the newer scholars have made us increasingly aware of Calvin's importance as a historical figure, they continue to have recourse to this dissertation for guidance at significant points.

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