To the Ends of the Earth: Calvin's Missional Vision and Legacy (Refo500)
Haykin, Michael. A
Finally a book that not only removes the myth of a lack of mission incentive in the Calvinist tradition, but also solidly and enthusiastically stimulates those inside and outside that tradition to get the message out.See All
Professor of Church History, Theological University of Apeldoorn; Director, Refo500, The Netherlands
Evangelism, missions, and prayer for the lost cannot long endure without a foundation in the doctrines of Gods glory and sovereign grace. Michael Haykin and Jeffrey Robinson demonstrate through careful historical research that despite all claims to the contrary, Reformed truth has been a vital root feeding visionary and sacrificial efforts to reach the world with the gospel. May God use these thrilling accounts to magnify the glory of his grace, and to move many Christians to pour out their lives for the sake of Christs kingdom in all lands.See All
Joel R. Beeke
President, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary
Haykin and Robinson show convincingly that Calvinist commitment to the gospel of free grace has driven evangelism and missions for five hundred years. Not only does this book provide a much-needed reassessment of Calvin and missions, but it also extends its accounting through the Puritans, Jonathan Edwards, and Calvinist Baptists. In doing this, Haykin and Robinson provide a valuable resource for the church and a tract to motivate us to take the gospel to the ends of the earth in our own time as well.See All
Sean Michael Lucas
Senior Minister, The First Presbyterian Church, Hattiesburg, MS; Associate Professor of Church History, Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson
The modern missionary movement did not begin ex nihilo in the late eighteenth century. To understand the thrust of contemporary global gospel advancement, one need understand that behind Fuller and Carey there were Edwards and Brainerd. And Edwards was the last theological bridge to classic English Puritanism. And the Puritans have their headwaters in Geneva. In this fine volume, readers will have many questions answered and many more questions raised, but a wonderful discovery will take place that I pray stirs many hearts to action in taking the gospel to the world.See All
Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Assistant Professor of Historical Theology, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
For all the attention given to John Calvin, it boggles the mind that something so essential to him has gone largely unnoticed and unappreciated. Thank you, Drs. Haykin and Robinson, for introducing us to Calvins missionary and evangelistic zeal. Lets hope its contagious.See All
Stephen J. Nichols
President, Reformation Bible College; Chief Academic Officer, Ligonier Ministries
The rehabilitation of Calvin (and his robust theology of divine sovereignty) as a leading figure in global missions is overdue, and few authors are qualified to do it with such enthusiasm and expertise as Haykin and Robinson. In To the Ends of the Earth, the perennial assertion that Calvin(ism) is destructive of evangelism and missions is convincingly shown to be entirely falsetheologically and historically. Indeed, the very opposite is the case: Geneva proved to be a center of missionary endeavor and expansion. Read this book and then purchase several more copies to give to your friends. I cannot recommend it highly enough.See All
Minister of Preaching and Teaching, First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, SC; Professor of Systematic Theology and Historical Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary, Atlanta
Among the many myths surrounding Calvinism is the idea that its anti-missions. Michael Haykin and Jeffrey Robinson draw into one place the many sources that demonstrate the traditions missionary passion. They do so without defensive rhetoricmore out of a love for the Great Commission than for any party label. You dont have to be a Calvinist to find this story inspiring.See All
J. Gresham Machen Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics, Westminster Seminary California; author, Calvin on the Christian Life
This book sets the record straight once and for allJohn Calvin was a man consumed with the global proclamation of the gospel, the salvation of souls, and the discipleship of all nations. With historical integrity and pastoral insight, Haykin and Robinson demonstrate the beautiful harmony that exists between Calvinistic theology and a robust biblical missiology. Here is a call for the church to share in that same passionate pursuit.See All
Copastor, Saint Andrews Chapel, Sanford, Florida; Editor, Tabletalk magazine
Does a belief in sovereign grace stymie missions and evangelism? If that belief is rightly understood and rightly applied, the answer is an emphatic no. Haykin and Robinson skillfully present John Calvins evangelistic zeal and channel it toward a new generation of Great Commission minded pastors, teachers, and evangelists. Im grateful for these men and this book, and pray that God will use it for the greater advance of the gospel and a greater harvest of souls.See All
President, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and College
This book traces the story of evangelical Calvinism through several important episodes in the history of Reformed Protestantism. Long before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth, Christians, informed by Calvins missional theology, were planting churches and preaching the gospel in the country we now know as Brazil. This story has long been forgotten, suppressed, and even distorted by those who should have known better. I welcome this well-researched book, which sets the record straight.See All
Founding Dean, Beeson Divinity School; General Editor, Reformation Commentary on Scripture
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If you think that sounds like an oxymoron, you're not alone. Yet a close look at John Calvin's life, writings, and successors reveals a passion for the spread of the gospel and the salvation of sinners.
From training pastors at his Genevan Academy to sending missionaries to the jungles of Brazil, Calvin consistently sought to encourage and equip Christians to take the good news of salvation to the very ends of the earth. In this carefully researched book, Michael Haykin and Jeffrey Robinson clear away longstanding stereotypes related to the Reformed tradition and Calvin's theological heirs, highlighting the Reformer's neglected missional vision and legacy.
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