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John Calvin: Sermons on the Book of Micah

Benjamin Farley (Ed)John Calvin

John Calvin: Sermons on the Book of Micah

Benjamin Farley (Ed)John Calvin

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28 sermons preached to Genevans in 1550-51. Calvin highlights the centrality of Scripture and concentrates on the doctrine of God, providence, pain, evil, and suffering.

John Calvin (1509-1564) was a Reformer living in Geneva who wrote Institutes of the Christian Religion, Commentaries, and many other works that remain in print and exercise influence in today's church. Translator: Benjamin Wirt Farley (Ph.D., Union Theological Seminary in VA) is Younts Professor Emeritus of Religion and Philosophy at Erskine College, Due West, South Carolina. He has also translated Calvin's Treatises against the Anabaptists and the Libertines and Sermons on the Ten Commandments.


- Publisher The Book of Micah confronts idolatry, superstition, confusion, alienation, inhumane acts against one's neighbors, and desolation of one's being at the most profound personal and societal level. When preaching through this prophetic book, John Calvin had no more difficulty applying Micah's prophecies to his sixteenth-century countrymen than do preachers today. Calvin's twenty-eight sermons on Micah were preached in no political or theological vacuum. "They were powerful Christian directives, meant both to instruct and edify Geneva's citizens, " writes Benjamin Wirt Farley. "Many of these are mirrored in his sermons and are either alluded to indirectly or occasionally referred to openly from the pulpit." These sermons make clear that, for Calvin, "the Word of God is clearly the immutable, incontrovertible, and irrefutable truth of God, " Farley continues. "It is a verite certaine that supercedes all other forms of truth, the sole authoritative basis for faith and life." Any departure from it, or reliance on any other foundation, leads to the very sins denounced by Micah.

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28 sermons preached to Genevans in 1550-51. Calvin highlights the centrality of Scripture and concentrates on the doctrine of God, providence, pain, evil, and suffering.

John Calvin (1509-1564) was a Reformer living in Geneva who wrote Institutes of the Christian Religion, Commentaries, and many other works that remain in print and exercise influence in today's church. Translator: Benjamin Wirt Farley (Ph.D., Union Theological Seminary in VA) is Younts Professor Emeritus of Religion and Philosophy at Erskine College, Due West, South Carolina. He has also translated Calvin's Treatises against the Anabaptists and the Libertines and Sermons on the Ten Commandments.

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The Book of Micah confronts idolatry, superstition, confusion, alienation, inhumane acts against one's neighbors, and desolation of one's being at the most profound personal and societal level. When preaching through this prophetic book, John Calvin had no more difficulty applying Micah's prophecies to his sixteenth-century countrymen than do preachers today. Calvin's twenty-eight sermons on Micah were preached in no political or theological vacuum. "They were powerful Christian directives, meant both to instruct and edify Geneva's citizens, " writes Benjamin Wirt Farley. "Many of these are mirrored in his sermons and are either alluded to indirectly or occasionally referred to openly from the pulpit." These sermons make clear that, for Calvin, "the Word of God is clearly the immutable, incontrovertible, and irrefutable truth of God, " Farley continues. "It is a verite certaine that supercedes all other forms of truth, the sole authoritative basis for faith and life." Any departure from it, or reliance on any other foundation, leads to the very sins denounced by Micah.
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Meet the Authors

Benjamin Farley (Ed)

Farley is Younts Professor of Bible at Erskine College, Due West, South Carolina.

John Calvin

John Calvin, born in 1509 and designated for the Catholic priesthood by his father, became the great French Protestant reformer famous for his doctrine of predestination and his theocratic view of the state. In Geneva, he rejected Papal authority, established a new scheme of civic and ecclesiastical governance, and created a central hub from which Reformed theology was propagated. He engaged in long bitter struggles over the independence of the Church from the State and the rules he tried to impose on Geneva as a whole. The Institutes of the Christian Religion, one of the most famous theological books ever published established Calvin's system of doctrine and Church which has shaped more minds and entered into more nations than that of any other reformer. When he died in Geneva in 1564, he left both a city and a world transformed by the impact of his ideas and beliefs. - Publisher.

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  • Catalogue Code 193281
  • Product Code 0875520022
  • EAN 9780875520025
  • Pages 456
  • Department Academic
  • Category Old Testament Commentaries
  • Sub-Category Micah
  • Publisher P&r Publishing
  • Publication Date Jun 2003
  • Dimensions 228 x 155 x 33 mm
  • Weight 0.630kg

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