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Explores how Calvin's theology ministers to those who wrestle with the meaning of life.

Author Biography

George W. Stroup is J. B. Green Professor of Theology at Columbia Theological Seminary, in Decature, Georgia.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Lifep. 1
Childhood, Education, and Conversion (1509-1536)p. 2
First Stay in Geneva (1536-1538)p. 5
Strasbourg (1538-1541)p. 6
Second Stay in Geneva (1541-1564)p. 8
The Knowledge of Godp. 11
What Is the Knowledge of God?p. 11
God the Creator and God the Redeemerp. 13
Revealed Knowledge and Natural Knowledge of Godp. 14
A Lamp and a Mirrorp. 19
Near-Sightedness, Self-Deception, and the Spectacles of Scripturep. 19
An Accommodating Spiritp. 21
Gospel and Lawp. 22
The Authority of Scripturep. 23
God's Good Willp. 27
God's Trinityp. 27
God's Gracious Good Willp. 28
Creation as God's Glorious Theaterp. 29
Providencep. 30
The Mediator as Prophet, Priest, and Kingp. 35
Sin and the Second Adamp. 35
The Mediatorp. 37
Prophet, Priest, and Kingp. 38
The Efficacious Spiritp. 43
The Spirit's Gift of the Benefits of Christp. 43
A Portrait of Christian Lifep. 44
Sanctification and Justificationp. 45
Freedom and Lawp. 48
Electionp. 50
Mother Churchp. 55
Means of Grace, Mother, and Nourishmentp. 55
The Marks of the Churchp. 57
Sacramentsp. 60
Calvin and His Childrenp. 65
Calvin and Calvinismp. 65
Calvin and Politicsp. 66
Calvin's Dialecticsp. 68
Bibliographyp. 71
Notesp. 75
Name and Subject Indexp. 83
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