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Calvin: A Brief Guide to His Life and Thought [Paperback]

Willem Van't Spijker

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16 Feb 2009

John Calvin (1509-1564) was one of the main Protestant Reformers of the sixteenth century. His thought spread worldwide, and today he is still looked to for theological insights and as a guide to Christian faith by millions of people. In this book, one of the world's leading Calvin scholars, Willem van 't Spijker, provides a compact guide to Calvin's life and the main elements of his thought. Van 't Spijker bases this work on the best contemporary scholarship. By tracing Calvin's influence, he shows both the development of Calvin's thought and the ways in which it was important in his time and later. This book will be an excellent introduction to Calvin's life and thought for both beginning students and those already acquainted with Calvin's work.

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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press (16 Feb 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0664232256
  • ISBN-13: 978-0664232252
  • Product Dimensions: 1.4 x 15.3 x 22.3 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,848,210 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Willem van't Spijker is one of today's leading John Calvin scholars. He is the author of many books and has served as Professor of Theology at the University of Apeldoorn in The Netherlands.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Nice Intro 4 Aug 2009
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In the short space of about 170 pages, here is a nice introduction to the great French reformer whose influence resounds through the centuries to this day. The human side of Calvin, including his ongoing vocation as pastor, not just theologian, is a pleasant surprise in so slim a volume. Reading this book makes you yearn to know even more about the man and his ideas, so now, on to The Institutes!
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