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A life of John Calvin : a study in the shaping of Western culture

Author: Alister E McGrath
Publisher: Oxford, UK ; Cambridge, Mass., USA : B. Blackwell, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides an exploration of Calvin's life and influence, his theology and his political thought, and his determining of the course of European history. This book traces Calvin's remarkable impact on  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographie
Biographies
Named Person: Jean Calvin; Jean Calvin; Calvin; Jean Calvin; Jean Calvin; Jean Calvin; Jean Calvin
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alister E McGrath
ISBN: 0631163980 9780631163985
OCLC Number: 21030015
Description: xv, 332 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Paris : the formation of a mind --
The years of wandering : Orléans and the encounter with humanism --
From humanist to reformer : the conversion --
Geneva : the first period --
Geneva : the consolidation of power --
Christianity according to Calvin : the medium --
Christianity according to Calvin : the message --
The invasion of ideas : Calvin and France --
The genesis of a movement --
Commitment to the world : Calvinism, work and capitalism --
Calvin and the shaping of a modern western culture.
Responsibility: Alister E. McGrath.

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"A most welcome study filling a real need for a scholarly biography that is historically sensitive and theologically well-informed." " Religious Studies Review " "Not since Wendel's " Calvin " has Read more...

 
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