Revelation, Redemption, and Response: Calvins Trinitarian Understanding of the Divine-Human…

Hardcover | February 23, 1995

byPhilip Walker Butin

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How does John Calvin understand and depict the relationship of God with humanity? Until this study, the most influential readings of Calvin have tended to assume a dialectical divine-human opposition as fundamental to his thought. In this fresh consideration of Calvin's Christian vision hisconsistent and pervasive appeal to the Trinity in understanding the divine-human relationship is delineated and imaginatively rendered. Tracing the trinitarian theme in its many dimensions throughout the reformer's work, Philip Butin offers a revised look at the vital role of the Trinity in Calvin'sthought, in the process recovering Calvin as a significant historical source for contemporary trinitarian theological reflection.

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How does John Calvin understand and depict the relationship of God with humanity? Until this study, the most influential readings of Calvin have tended to assume a dialectical divine-human opposition as fundamental to his thought. In this fresh consideration of Calvin's Christian vision hisconsistent and pervasive appeal to the Trinity...

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How did John Calvin understand and depict God's relationship with humanity? Influential readings of Calvin have seen a dialectical divine-human opposition as fundamental to his thought. As a result, the importance of the doctrine of the Trinity in his understanding of the divine-human relationship has been largely overlooked. In this f...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:248 pages, 9.49 × 6.26 × 0.91 inPublished:February 23, 1995Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195086007

ISBN - 13:9780195086003

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"This fine study...is an excellent model of historical theological scholarship. It will be a significant work with which future scholars must be in dialogue."--Sixteenth Century Journal