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

Author: Alister E McGrath
Publisher: Oxford : Basil Blackwell, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : ReprView all editions and formats

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
Named Person: Jean Calvin
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alister E McGrath
ISBN: 0631163980 9780631163985
OCLC Number: 477255577
Description: xv, 332 s., tav. : ill
Contents: List of Illustrations.Preface.1. Introduction.2. Paris: The Formation of a Mind.3. The Years of Wandering: Orleans and the Encounter with Humanism.4. From Humanist to Reformer: The Conversion.5. Geneva: The First Period.6. Geneva: The Consolidation of Power.7. Christianity according to Calvin: The Medium.8. Christianity according to Calvin: The Message.9. The Invasion of Ideas: Calvin and France.10. The Genesis of a Movement.11. Commitment to the World: Calvinism, Work and Capitalism.12. Calvin and the Shaping of Western Culture.Appendix I: A Glossary of Theological and Historical Terms.Appendix II: Referring to Works by Calvin.Abbreviations.Notes.Bibliography.Index.


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