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Calvin's First Catechism (Columbia Series in Reformed Theology) [Paperback]


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1 Jan 1997 Columbia Series in Reformed Theology
John Calvin's first catechism--originally written in French in 1537 and then in Latin in 1538--provides a valuable, clear, and concise introduction to his thought. Now for the first time, readers have available Ford Lewis Battles' English translation of the 1538 Latin edition and a current discussion of it in the same volume. This commentary on the first catechism also utilizes other sources such as Calvin's Commentaries and Institutes, as well as the latest Calvin research. This volume is an excellent introduction to Calvin's theology and will be useful as a text for college and seminary courses as well as church discussion groups.The Columbia Series in Reformed Theology represents a joint commitment by Columbia Theological Seminary and Westminster John Knox Press to provide theological resources from the Reformed tradition for the church today. This series examines theological and ethical issues that confront church and society in our own particular time and place.

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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press (1 Jan 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0664227252
  • ISBN-13: 978-0664227258
  • Product Dimensions: 1.7 x 15.3 x 22.8 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,652,376 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I. John Hesselink is Albertus C. Van Raalte Professor Emeritus of Systematic Theology at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan.

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Catechism is not a popular word today. Many think of straight rows of chairs and children reciting lines and words and Bible passages. But John Calvin brought the catechism alive. Calvin is more than just "five points," no, Calvin made the Bible come alive for the people who heard him teach. He hosted travelers, guests, and his own family and church in his home. Our family has used several bits and pieces of other catechism, but this one volume brings out the best. It is not just about teaching our family or our church, it is also about living it. Calvin's catechism helps people to see, understand, grasp, relate, and then live the catechism in their families, in the streets, and in the work place. It presents a truly Reformed Faith view of the Scriptures, so the reader should understand that from the beginning, but it is solid and a great tool. It should be used side-by-side with the Westminster Catechism or the Westminster Confession of Faith.
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