Calvin: a life.

by Emanuel Stickelberger

Publisher: John Knox Press in Richmond

Written in English
Published: Pages: 174 Downloads: 470
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  • Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564

Edition Notes

Includes bibliography.

StatementTranslated by David George Gelzer.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBX9418 .S73
The Physical Object
Pagination174 p.
Number of Pages174
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6154987M
LC Control Number54008505
OCLC/WorldCa895815

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OCLC Number: Description: pages illustrations 22 cm: Contents: Early years: preparation and achievement () --In Basel: the immortal "Institutes" (/) --In Geneva: the first reformation () --In Strasbourg: pastor, teacher, writer () --In Geneva: the years of struggle () --Antagonists of Calvin: from Castellio to Servetus --The years of.

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Calvin updated the work and published new editions throughout his life. Shortly after its publication, he left Basel for Ferrara, Italy, where he briefly served as secretary to Princess Renée of France. By June he was back in Paris with his brother Antoine, who was resolving their father's affairs.

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Although the persecution of Protestants in France led him in time to accentuate the. He shows how the development of the book reflected the evolving thought of Calvin, who instilled in the work a restlessness that reflected his understanding of the Christian life as a journey to God.

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Very good hardcover in very good- dust jacket. First British Edition. Translated into English by David Georg Gelzer, with an introduction by Rev. Phillip E. Hughes. Binding is tight, sturdy, and square; boards, text also very good.

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No interpretation of the sola gloria Dei ["only God's glory"] has been more vivid and dynamic than Calvin's. Calvin was the happiest person in the hospital.

I’ve been an ER nurse at UAB the past 7 years, and for the last 4 months I have filled in as educator. I was blessed to interact with Calvin several times recently. There was never a time I saw him without a smile.

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Professor and renowned Reformation historian Herman Selderhuis has written this book to bring Calvin near to the reader, showing him as a man who had an impressive impact on the development of the Western world, but who was first of all a.John Calvin, a man adored by some and maligned by others, stands as a legendary figure in Christian history.

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