9780826463692

Calvin

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  • ISBN13:

    9780826463692

  • ISBN10:

    082646369X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2002-12-15
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
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Summary

John Calvin's distinctive theology drew on a wealth of Christian thinking. Still relevant, its influence has extended into the 20th century. In this book, Calvin expert Parker provides a succinct but comprehensive look at the range of John Calvin's theology.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Introduction 1(1)
Calvin's writings
1(1)
The contemporary scene
2(2)
The interpretation of the Institutio
4(9)
PART ONE The knowledge of God the Creator 13(37)
The whole sum of wisdom
13(3)
Still-born knowledge of God
16(5)
The fruitful teaching of Scripture
21(6)
God the Creator
27(7)
God's creatures
34(9)
The world
34(2)
The Angels
36(2)
The human race
38(5)
Providence
43(7)
PART TWO The knowledge of God the Redeemer in Christ 50(28)
Man the total sinner
50(7)
The Christ of the Old and New Testaments
57(7)
The Mediator
64(6)
Christ the Redeemer
70(8)
PART THREE The way we receive Christ's grace 78(49)
The Holy Spirit and faith
78(6)
Regeneration to life
84(11)
Justification by faith alone
95(12)
On prayer
107(6)
Eternal election
113(9)
The final resurrection
122(5)
PART FOUR Outward means 127(36)
The true Church
127(8)
The Church's ministry
135(5)
The Church's authority
140(7)
The sacraments
147(10)
General
147(3)
Baptism
150(3)
The Lord's Supper
153(4)
Civil government
157(6)
Index 163

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