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JOHN CALVIN: For a New Reformation
Edited by Derek W. H. Thomas, John W. Tweeddale, Afterword by R. C. Sproul

More than 500 years ago, 16th-century Reformer John Calvin was born—a theologian whose teachings set the stage for reformation of the church around the world. The modern world is in continual need of his Christ-exalting doctrine and vision of the Christian life. In 20 essays by leading Reformed pastors and scholars, this primer explores Calvin’s life, teaching, and legacy for a new generation. This book is a clarion call to Christians everywhere to take seriously the ongoing need of theological reformation across the globe.

“Thomas and Tweeddale have brought together an impressive team of sympathetic scholars to provide us with this wonderful in-depth exposition of many important aspects of Calvin’s life and teaching. The contributors to John Calvin not only highlight but also understand the profound contemporary relevance of his theological and pastoral emphases. Here is a genuine Calvinian treat! May it encourage twenty-first-century pastors and teachers—indeed, all serious Christians—to think, worship, serve, and live in the kind of dependence on God and confidence in his word that Calvin so courageously exhibited in his day.” --Sinclair B. Ferguson, Chancellor’s Professor of Systematic Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary; Teaching Fellow, Ligonier Ministries

“John Calvin: For a New Reformation bears witness to the vastly significant contributions made by the famous French Reformer, pastor, and theologian. Not only have the editors assigned topics that represent the many foci of Calvin’s thought—and they are great in both number and quality—but they have also chosen widely respected authorities to write on them. In addition, they have allotted to them a generous page limit to explore the topics in depth. This volume will whet the appetite of those who are in the initial stages of exploring Calvin and will also satisfy those who have long studied the legacy of Reformed thought.” --W. Andrew Hoffecker, Professor of Church History Emeritus, Reformed Theological Seminary


Preface by Derek W. H. Thomas and John W. Tweeddale


PART ONE: The Life and Work of John Calvin

1. The Young Calvin by Michael A. G. Haykin

2. The Call to Geneva and the Struggle for Orthodoxy by Stephen J. Nichols

3. Calvin the Pastor by David B. Calhoun

4. Calvin and the Consistory by Douglas F. Kelly

5. Calvin and Friends by W. Robert Godfrey

6. The Expository Pulpit of John Calvin by Steven J. Lawson

7. The Development of the Institutes from 1536 to 1559 by Derek W. H. Thomas

PART TWO: The Teaching of John Calvin

8. The Divinity and Authority of Scripture by K. Scott Oliphint

9. Creation and Humanity by J. V. Fesko

10. The Providence of God by Burk Parsons

11. The Law of God by Guy Prentiss Waters

12. The Person and Work of Christ by Paul Wells

13. The Holy Spirit by Joel R. Beeke

14. The Christian Life by Edward Donnelly

15. Knowing God through Adversity by Derek W. H. Thomas

16. Predestination by Paul Helm

17. The Church as Mother by John W. Tweeddale

18. The Sacraments by Keith A. Mathison

19. God’s Preservation of His Saints by Robert A. Peterson

20. The Last Things by Cornelis P. Venema

Afterword by R. C. Sproul

Appendix: Reading Calvin and His Interpreters

John W. Tweeddale


General Index


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