Critical Essays by T. E. EspinCritical Essays by T. E. Espin

Critical Essays

byT. E. Espin

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1864. Excerpt: ... ESSAY VII. Calvin; his Life, Labours, and Writings. Translated from the French of Felix Bungeneb. T. and T. Clark, Edinburgh. The Reformation in Europe in the Time of Calvin. By Dr. D'aubigne. Vols. I. and II. Longmans. Institutes of the Christian Religion. By John Calvin. A New Translation by Henbt Bevebidge, Esq. Two Vols. T. and T. Clark, Edinburgh. A Great revolution will be found to comprise a period of destruction and an after-period of reconstruction; and each period will exhibit its master-minds and its leaders of men. That most momentous of all revolutions, or, to speak more correctly, that great series of revolutions, which we roughly speak of as "the Reformation," went of course through these two phases. To the first and earlier epoch belongs--in the Church of Germany, Luther; in that of Switzerland, Zuingle: to the latter epoch must be assigned Melancthon and Calvin, and Calvin pre-eminently. A German thinker would easily philosophize the relations of these Protestant chiefs differently, though hardly inconsistently. Those relations have, for instance, been laid out, so to speak, on the platform of human nature itself; as if religion might be described as springing out of the conscience, mounting next to the understanding, and reaching finally outwards into the life and habits, and through them into the connexion and intercourse of man with man. Viewing the matter thus, we might describe it as Luther's mission to rouse the conscience, and to guide men into the right path of peace; Zuingle's, to vindicate by appeal to reason and Scripture the Reformed doctrine, which would hinge, considered as against Romanism, on the tenet of justification by faith only; Calvin's, to renovate and regulate the life and conversation of the Christian professor, and to organize him with his ...
Title:Critical EssaysFormat:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:January 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217926673

ISBN - 13:9780217926676