Calvin in Context: Second Edition

Paperback | October 28, 2010

byDavid Steinmetz

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The book illuminates Calvin's thought by placing it in the context of the theological and exegetical traditions - ancient, medieval, and contemporary - that formed it and contributed to its particular texture. Steinmetz addresses a range of issues almost as wide as the Reformation itself,including the knowledge of God, the problem of iconoclasm, the doctrines of justification and predestination, and the role of the state and the civil magistrate. Along the way, Steinmetz also clarifies the substance of Calvin's quarrels with Lutherans, Catholics, Anabaptists, and assorted radicalsfrom Ochino to Sozzini. For the new edition he has added a new Preface and four new chapters based on recent published and unpublished essays. An accessible yet authoritative general introduction to Calvin's thought, Calvin in Context engages a much wider range of primary sources than the standard introductions. Itprovides a context for understanding Calvin not from secondary literature about the later middle ages and Renaissance, but from the writings of Calvin's own contemporaries and the rich sources from which they drew.

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The book illuminates Calvin's thought by placing it in the context of the theological and exegetical traditions - ancient, medieval, and contemporary - that formed it and contributed to its particular texture. Steinmetz addresses a range of issues almost as wide as the Reformation itself,including the knowledge of God, the problem of i...

David Steinmetz is Amos Ragan Kearns Professor of the History of Christianity at Duke Divinity School.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:328 pages, 6.1 × 9.21 × 0.91 inPublished:October 28, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199736383

ISBN - 13:9780199736386

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Table of Contents

Preface1. Introduction to Calvin2. Calvin and the Natural Knowledge of God3. Calvin and the Absolute Power of God4. Calvin and the First Commandment5. Calvin and Abraham6. Calvin and Tamar7. Calvin and Isaiah8. Calvin and the Divided Self of Romans 79. Calvin and Patristic Exegesis10. Calvin among the Thomists11. Calvin and the Baptism of John12. Calvin and his Lutheran Critics13. Calvin and the Monastic Ideal14. Calvin and the Civil Magistrate15. The Judaizing Calvin16. Calvin ad the Jews17. Calvin and the Ancient Philosophers18. The Scholastic Calvin19. Calvin and the Irrepressible Spirit20. Concluding Observations