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Tributes to John Calvin: A Celebration of His Quincentenary

Tributes to John Calvin: A Celebration of His Quincentenary
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Hall, David


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Contributors: Henri A. B. Blocher, Richard Burnett, R. Scott Clark, William Edgar, Richard C. Gamble, Isabelle Graesslé, David W. Hall, Darryl G. hart, MIchael Horton, Terry L.. Johnson, Douglas F. Kelly, Jae Sung Kim, Robert M. Kingdom, George W. Knight III, Anthony N.S. Lane, William A. McComish, Bruce L. McCormack, James Edward McGoldrick, A. T. B. McGowan, Albert Mohler, Hughes Oliphant Old, Herman J. Seldersuise, John Witte Jr.

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The essays in Tributes to John Calvin: A Celebration of His Quincentenary illuminate Calvin’s times, thought and legacy, and provide a celebratory tribute to one of the most influential people in history. This book commemorates the quincentenary of Calvin’s birth (July 10, 1509), and attests to the remarkable fact that a French religious leader from a tiny village is still remembered half a millennium later.

Twenty-three leading Calvin scholars exhibit a firm understanding of Calvin’s era, theology, and the heritage he bequeathed the church. Their articles cover Calvin’s theology, soteriology, and ecclesiology, as well as his doctrines of assurance, worship, and Scripture. They examine Calvin as a Frenchman, lawyer, and liturgist. Other articles explore Calvin’s impact on the arts, Calvinism in Asia, and the influential women in Calvin’s life.

592 Pages
Published April 2010

About the Editor: David W. Hall is senior pastor of Midway Presbyterian Church in Powder Springs, Georgia. He is the general editor of the Calvin 500 series.

Book Details

592 Pages
Publisher: P and R Publishing Company
Publication Date: April 2010
ISBN 10: 1596380969
ISBN 13: 9781596380967

Preaching Like Calvin: Sermons from the 500th Anniversary Celebration, and grow in your love for our Sovereign God who gave us His eternal Word and godly leaders like Calvin who taught us to see God’s saving grace in Christ throughout the whole of the Scriptures."
- Peter A. Lillback, President, Westminster Theological Seminary

"Half a millennium after his birth, Calvin's theological contribution appears more, rather than less, important than it appeared in his own day. The passage of five centuries has not dimmed interest in John Calvin it has fueled a desire to see Calvin's commitment to the reform of the Church embraced and carried on by a new generation of believers. As the chapters in this book make clear, John Calvin was a multifaceted personality possessed of manifold gifts. God invested this man with extraordinary intelligence, theological courage, unquestioned tenacity, and a deep love for the Church. While secular academics consider Calvin in terms of his cultural influence in the shaping of Western civilization, the scholars who gathered in Geneva were primarily concerned with Calvin the churchman, theologian, and pastor."
- R. Albert Mohler, Jr., President, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

"A grand anthology commemorating the person, work, and legacy of John Calvin, who was a theologian and reformer of great intelligence and deeply rooted piety. The contributors to this book have done a great service to the church of Christ in offering theses scholarly yet readable addressees for the educated public."
- Joel R. Beeke, President, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids

"A fitting and grand tribute to the quincentennial celebration of John Calvin's birth. Many of the authors of t the essays in this splendid volume are distinguished Calvin scholars and treat in depth a fascinating array of subjects."
- I. John Hesselink, former President and emeritus Professor of Theology, Western Theological Seminary, Holland, Michigan