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John Calvin's ideas

Author: Paul Helm
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"This is a major study of the theological thought of John Calvin, which examines his central theological ideas through a philosophical lens, looking at issues in Metaphysics, Epistemology, and Ethics. The study, the first of its kind, is concerned with how Calvin actually uses philosophical ideas in his work as a theologian and biblical commentator. The book also includes a careful examination of those ideas of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Jean Calvin; Jean Calvin
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Helm
ISBN: 9780199255696 0199255695 9780199205998 019920599X
OCLC Number: 234138454
Description: viii, 438 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: God in Se and Quoad Nos --
The Trinity --
The Extra --
Providence and evil --
The soul --
Free will --
Divine accommodation --
Natural theology and the Sensus Divinitatis --
Revelation --
The angels --
The power dialectic --
Equity, natural law, and common grace --
Faith, atonement, and time.
Responsibility: Paul Helm.


Paul Helm looks at how Calvin worked at the interface of theology and philosophy and in particular how he employed medieval ideas to do so. Connections are made between his ideas and contemporary  Read more...


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An immensely helpful book ... Helm's book is unique. As far as I know there is nothing like it. For that reason alone, anyone interested in the thought of John Calvin must include it in his library Read more...

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