To the Ends of the Earth
: Calvinist missionaries. If you think that sounds like an oxymoron, you&'re not alone. Yet a close look at John Calvin&'s life and writing reveals a man who was unambiguously passionate about the spread of the gospel and the salvation...
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Calvinist missionaries. If you think that sounds like an oxymoron, you&'re not alone. Yet a close look at John Calvin&'s life and writing reveals a man who was unambiguously passionate about the spread of the gospel and the salvation of sinners. Clearing away longstanding misunderstanding and stereotypes, Michael Haykin and Jeffrey Robinson highlight the fervent Great Commission vigor underlying all of Calvin&'s theology and ministry. From training pastors at his Genevan Academy to sending missionaries to the jungles of Brazil, Calvin consistently sought to encourage and equip Christians for the cause of Christ. This fascinating study shows how Calvin influenced generations of his theological heirs&-including the Puritains, Jonathan Edwards, and Samuel Pearce&-to take the good news of salvation to the very ends of the earth.
Michael A. G. Haykin (ThD, Wycliffe College, University of Toronto) is Professor of Church History and Biblical Spirituality at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, KY. He is the author of a number of books, including The Spirit of God: The Exegesis of 1 and 2 Corinthians in the Pneumatomachian Controversy of the Fourth Century (E.J. Brill, 1994); One heart and one soul: John Sutcliff of Olney, his friends, and his times (Evangelical Press, 1994); Kiffin, Knollys and Keach: Rediscovering Our English Baptist Heritage (Reformation Today Trust, 1996); At the Pure Fountain of Thy Word: Andrew Fuller as an Apologist (Paternoster Press, 2004); Jonathan Edwards: The Holy Spirit in Revival (Evangelical Press, 2005); and most recently, The God who draws near: An introduction to Biblical Spirituality (Evangelical Press, 2007) and The Emergence Of Evangelicalism (IVPUK, 2008).
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