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Calvin today : reformed theology and the future of the church

Author: Michael Welker; Michael Weinrich
Publisher: London : T & T Clark, cop. 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Spells out the relevance of John Calvin's theology in three areas: faith - ecumenism - public responsibility. This title reveals the sources of the worldwide impact of Calvin's and Reformed theology  Read more...

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Named Person: Johannes Calvijn
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Welker; Michael Weinrich
ISBN: 0567136930 9780567136930 056709782X 9780567097828
OCLC Number: 768992787
Description: XI, 223 p. ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction; I. Faith; Faith: Introduction; "For the Glory of God": Learning the Future of the Church from Paul; Calvin as a Model for Theological Interpretation of Scripture, illustrated with his Exegis of Tim. 4:1-5; Contemplating the Living Image of God in Creation; How Calvinism travelled to America: The story of Susanna Bell; Calvin, Children and the Church; Inconvenient, because Consistent Theology: John Calvin and Karl Barth; II. Ecumenism; Ecumenism - Introduction; Calvin's Concept Of the Church and Present-day Ecumenical Challenges; The World Alliance of Reformed Churches today and the John Calvin Legacy; Not without the World Council of Churches: A contribution to the history of the Catholic-reformed international bilateral dialogue.; Calvin's Theology: an Ecumenical Challenge; Can Scripture interpret itself? Thoughts on the relationship between the interpretation of Scripture and Church ministry in Calvin's theology; III. Public Responsibility Public Responsibility - Introduction; On Self-love. Impulses from Calvin and Calvinism for Life in Society?; Meditatio futurae vitae - A spiritual challenge for Church and society?; Calvin's Interpretation of the Church as the Communion of the Saints - a Challenge and an Opportunity for Present-day Reformed Churches; Calvin's Doctrine of the "Civil Government": Its Orienting Power in Pluralism and Globalization.
Responsibility: ed. by Michael Welker, Michael Weinrich, Ulrich Möller.

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'Thiscollection of essays, written for the 500th anniversary of JohnCalvin's birth, illuminates the continuing relevance of Calvin's writings inthe 21st century. Focusing on major themes, such as the Read more...

 
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