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A Life of John Calvin

Alister E Mcgrath

A Life of John Calvin

Alister E Mcgrath

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Alister McGrathThis book provides a fresh and lucid exploration of Calvins life and influence, his theology and his political thought, and his determining of the course of European history. It traces Calvins remarkable impact on the development of modern western attitudes to work, wealth, civil rights, capitalism and the natural sciences. Essential reading for all concerned with an understanding of the shaping of modern western culture. 332 pages, from Blackwell.

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Alister McGrathThis book provides a fresh and lucid exploration of Calvins life and influence, his theology and his political thought, and his determining of the course of European history. It traces Calvins remarkable impact on the development of modern western attitudes to work, wealth, civil rights, capitalism and the natural sciences. Essential reading for all concerned with an understanding of the shaping of modern western culture. 332 pages, from Blackwell.
- Koorong

"A most welcome study filling a real need for a scholarly biography that is historically sensitive and theologically well-informed." Religious Studies Review"Not since Wendel's Calvin has one volume given as much breadth and depth to the life and thought of Calvin as this one... A splendid resource for both novices and Calvin scholars. McGrath's work will endure as a balanced, sensitive, historical-theological treatment." Sixteenth Century Journal"A full range of Calvin students and scholars will be grateful for this book. Wide in scope, detailed in coverage, yet clear in focus, McGrath's work will find a secure niche for many years to come." Christianity Today"A Skillful combination of biography, theology and history. A number of maps, charts and (monochrome) reproductions of paintings and other art works enhance the attractiveness of this handsome volume, which should serve students as a useful and readable introduction to John Calvin's life and times." Critical Review"An absorbing study. It cannot be stated too strongly that Beyond Borders deserves high praise. Better than any other book known to the author." The Expository Times"The best study of Calvin in English." Teaching History
- Publisher

One of the best sources for understanding the impact of John Calvin, McGrath's work updates The History and Character of Calvinism by John T. McNeill with a fascinating biography that also explores Calvin's cultural importance.
- Publisher

The first biography of John Calvin since 1975 and the only life of the great reformer to analyse his impact on subsequent generations of theologians, politicians, economists and philosophers. This biography is theologically unbiased and is written as much for historians and general readers as for those interested in Calvin the Church reformer.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Alister E Mcgrath

Scientist, and former atheist, turned internationally-regarded theologian and prolific author, Revd Professor Alister McGrath, (D.Phil (Oxon), earned D.D. (Oxon) has been appointed to the newly created Chair in Theology, Ministry and Education at King's College, London. Formerly he was Professor of Historical Theology, and Senior Research Fellow at Harris Manchester College, Oxford.

He is a world-renowned theologian, and is the author of numerous bestselling titles including The Christian Theology Reader; Theology; Christianity: An Introduction; A Brief History of Heaven, and Dawkins' God .

McGrath is an Evangelical on the cutting edge of the interface between Theology and Science, and Theology within post-modern culture as indicated by his most recent publications A Fine-Tuned Universe? Anthropic Phenomena and Natural Theology(2009),The Dawkins Delusion? Atheist Fundamentalism and the Denial of the Divine and The Open Secret: A New Vision for Natural Theology.
Koorong -Editorial Review.

Table Of Contents

  • The University Of Paris
  • The Years Of Wandering - Orleans And The Encounter With Humanism
  • From Humanist To Reformer - The Conversion
  • Geneva - The First Period
  • Geneva - The Consolidation Of Power
  • Christianity According To Calvin - The Medium
  • Christianity According To Calvin - The Message
  • The Invasion Of Ideas - Calvin And France
  • The Genesis Of A Movement
  • Commitment To The World - Calvinism, Work And Capitalism
  • Calvin And The Shaping Of Western Culture. Appendices: A Glossary Of
  • Theological And Historical Terms
  • Referring To Works By Calvin.

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 66103
  • Product Code 0631189475
  • EAN 9780631189473
  • Pages 358
  • Department General Books
  • Category Biography
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Blackwell Publishing
  • Publication Date Sep 1993
  • Sales Rank #20112
  • Dimensions 228 x 158 x 20 mm
  • Weight 0.001kg

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