Historical Dictionary of Calvinism by Stuart D.b. PickenHistorical Dictionary of Calvinism by Stuart D.b. Picken

Historical Dictionary of Calvinism

byStuart D.b. Picken

Hardcover | November 11, 2011

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Calvinism is named after 16th century Reformer, John Calvin whose overall theology is contained in his Institutes of the Christian Religion (1559). Calvin's theology and ecclesiology provided the foundation upon which the Reformed Churches of Europe were built. It was a comprehensive and carefully expounded alternative to the doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church and was designed to expose their weaknesses and present a view of the Christian Faith that was a reformed version of the old faith. The Historical Dictionary of Calvinism relates the history of its founder John Calvin, the Reformed Church, and the impact that Calvinism has had in the modern world along with an account of modern and contemporary developments within the religious, political, and social culture it has created. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and over 300 cross-referenced dictionary entries on concepts, significant figures, places, activities, and periods. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Calvinism.
Stuart D.B. Picken taught at the International Christian University in Tokyo, served as director of the Centre for Japanese Studies at the University of Stirling, and then concluded his career as Graduate School Dean at the Nagoya University of Commerce and Business Administration. He is currently Chair of the Japan Society of Scotland...
Title:Historical Dictionary of CalvinismFormat:HardcoverDimensions:290 pages, 9.39 × 6.42 × 0.93 inPublished:November 11, 2011Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0810872242

ISBN - 13:9780810872240


Table of Contents

Editor's Foreword Jon WoronoffPrefaceAcronyms and AbbreviationsChronologyIntroductionThe DictionaryBibliographyAbout the Author

Editorial Reviews

Like all introductory dictionaries on aspects of intellectual history, Picken's volume compresses a great deal of information about Calvinism into a handy space and is necessarily selective in its choice of topics. But for general readers, students, and those new to Calvinism, this book is a good start....Scholars will most appreciate the very well-organized 43-page concluding bibliography, an excellent springboard for further study.