David Hall identifies 10 seminal ways that Calvin's thought transformed the culture of the West, complete with a nontechnical biography of Calvin and tributes by other leaders. The Legacy of John Calvin is brief enough for popular audiences and analytical enough to provide much information in a short space.
About the Author
David W. Hall (MDiv Covenant Theological Seminary; PhD Whitefield Theological Seminary) is the senior pastor, Midway Presbyterian Church in Powder Springs, Georgia, general editor for the Calvin 500 Series and founder of the Kuiper Institute in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
About the Series
The Calvin 500 Series is part of the Calvin 500 project, an international, interdenominational, and interdisciplinary celebration of the 500th anniversary of John Calvin’s birth. In this series, esteemed leaders, scholars, and ministers serve as guides to learning about this influential man, his vibrant city, and the cultural, religious, political, and economic impact flowing from his ideas.
Publisher: P&R Publishing Company
Publication Date: May 2008
ISBN 13: 9781596380851
"David W. Hall makes many bold claims about the influence of John Calvin and then provides the evidence to back up those claims. As a pastor who has read widely and deeply on his subject, Dr. Hall provides a positive appreciation of Calvin's life and influence for those celebrating the 500th anniversary of his birth."
-William S. Barker, Professor of Church History Emeritus, Westminster Theological Seminary
"Read Legacy of John Calvin and you will understand why half a millennium after his birth, Calvin remains a vital spiritual leader for the Church of our Lord Jesus Christ."
-Dr. Peter A. Lillback, President, Westminster Theological Seminary
"David Hall has gifted us with an innovative, succinct book on John Calvin and his influence on church and society in everything from education and benevolent assistance to politics and economics.... Some sections, such as Hall's description of Calvin's humility, are the finest I've read in all of Calvin's literature. For a quick yet informative read about Calvin and his massive influence in the church and the world, this is the book."
-Joel R. Beeke, President, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids