The Calvin Handbook

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  • Copyright: 2009-08-05
  • Publisher: Eerdmans Pub Co
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Research on French theologian John Calvin is flourishing around the world, and his quincentennial in 2009 has given such research even greater momentum. Designed to support and stimulate this research. The Calvin Handbook gathers contributions from internationally renowned scholars. Offering a comprehensive view of Calvin's life, his theology, and the history of his reception, this handbook is a uniquely helpful resource on Calvin for readers of every interest level. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Herman J. Selderhuis is professor of church history and church polity and director of the Institute for Reformation Research at the Theologische Universiteit Apeldoorn in the Netherlands. His other books include John Calvin: A Pilgrim's Life and Calvin's Theology of the Psalms.

Table of Contents

Preface to the English Editionp. viii
Sigla and Abbreviationsp. x
Orientationp. 1
Calvin Images: Images and Self-Imagep. 1
Calvin's Works - Old and Newp. 8
Calvin Research: Tools, Institutions, and State of Researchp. 16
Personp. 23
Stationsp. 23
France and Baselp. 23
Calvin's First Stay in Genevap. 30
Strasbourgp. 38
Geneva IIp. 44
Historical Connectionsp. 57
Calvin and Wittenbergp. 57
Calvin and the Swiss Confederationp. 63
Calvin and Strasbourgp. 74
Calvin and Francep. 78
Calvin and the Netherlandsp. 87
Calvin and Eastern Europep. 97
Calvin and Romep. 104
Calvin's Relations with Southern Europep. 112
Calvin and the British Islesp. 118
Theological Relationsp. 125
Calvin and the Church Fathersp. 125
Calvin and the Humanistsp. 137
Calvin and the Jewsp. 143
Calvin and the Anabaptistsp. 146
Calvin and His Opponentsp. 154
Calvin and Studentsp. 165
Workp. 173
Typesp. 173
Sermonsp. 173
Commentaries and Prefacesp. 181
Tracts and Treatisesp. 192
The Institutesp. 199
Catechismsp. 206
Lettersp. 214
Themesp. 224
God and Humanityp. 224
Scripturep. 235
The Trinityp. 245
Christologyp. 257
Creation and Providencep. 267
Anthropologyp. 275
Faith and Justificationp. 288
Pneumatologyp. 299
Predestinationp. 312
Ecclesiologyp. 323
Ethics and Church Disciplinep. 332
The Sacramentsp. 344
Church and Statep. 355
Eschatologyp. 361
Structuresp. 365
Communio cum Christop. 365
Accommodatio Deip. 372
Exegesis and Doctrinap. 372
Tradition and Renewalp. 384
Influence and Receptionp. 397
Thematicallyp. 397
The Law and Canon Lawp. 397
Liturgyp. 407
Art and Literaturep. 418
Education and Pedagogyp. 428
Politics and Social Lifep. 437
Sciencep. 448
Marriage and Family Lifep. 455
Spiritualityp. 465
Historicallyp. 472
Calvin and Reformed Orthodoxyp. 472
Calvin's Reception in the Eighteenth Centuryp. 479
Calvin's Reception in the Nineteenth Centuryp. 486
Calvin's Reception in the Twentieth Centuryp. 496
Calvin in Africap. 504
Calvin in Asiap. 512
Calvin in Americap. 519
Contributors and Translatorsp. 527
Bibliography of Primary Sources and Literaturep. 530
Personsp. 567
Placesp. 578
Subjectsp. 581
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