Calvin on the Christian Life

Calvin on the Christian Life

Drawing not only from his Institutes and biblical commentaries, but also from lesser-known tracts, treatises, and letters, this book will deepen your understanding of Calvin’s theology and ministry by exploring the heart of his spiritual ...

Author: Michael Horton

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 9781433539596

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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John Calvin, a man adored by some and maligned by others, stands as a legendary figure in Christian history. In Calvin on the Christian Life, professor Michael Horton offers us fresh insights into the Reformer’s personal piety and practical theology by allowing Calvin to speak in his own words. Drawing not only from his Institutes and biblical commentaries, but also from lesser-known tracts, treatises, and letters, this book will deepen your understanding of Calvin’s theology and ministry by exploring the heart of his spiritual life: confident trust and unwavering joy in the sovereign grace of God. Part of the Theologians on the Christian Life series.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Golden Booklet of the True Christian Life

Golden Booklet of the True Christian Life

In style and spirit, this book is much like Augustine's Confessions, Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, or Thomas à Kempis's Imitation of Christ.

Author: John Calvin

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9781585581047

Category: Religion

Page: 96

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In this classic devotional, John Calvin urges readers to apply the Christian life in a balanced way to mind, heart, and hand. Rather than focusing on contemplative otherworldliness, the book stresses the importance of a devotedly active Christian life. In style and spirit, this book is much like Augustine's Confessions, Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, or Thomas à Kempis's Imitation of Christ. However, its intense practicality sets it apart, making it easily accessible for any reader seeking to carry out Christian values in everyday life. Chapter themes include obedience, self-denial, the significance of the cross, and how we should live our lives today.
Categories: Religion

John Calvin s Doctrine of the Christian Life

John Calvin s Doctrine of the Christian Life

of the Christian life , and the members of this community are the subjects of the so - called Calvinistic ethics . ... A. The Church and Its Relation to the Christian Life In the third book of the Institutes Calvin discussed the work of ...

Author: John H. Leith

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725227767

Category: Religion

Page: 230

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In this thorough investigation of Calvinist doctrine, John Leith defines the Reformer's teaching on Christian life in the context of his theology. He begins with a discussion of what it means to say that the purpose of Christian life is the glory of God. He then discusses Christian life in relation to four aspects of Calvinist thought: justification by faith alone; providence and predestination; history and the transhistorical; church and society. Leith's concluding statement summarizes the importance of this book. "Calvin's doctrine of the Christian life represents a magnificent effort to give expression to what it means to have to do with the living God every moment of one's life. No interpretation of the sola gloria Dei ["only God's glory"] has been more vivid and dynamic than Calvin's. For this reason he speaks to the needs of this generation, which, at least until recently, has been more frequently concerned about the glory of humankind than that of God and which has fallen victim to many false gods and vicious ideologies. Yet if Calvinism is to render its full service to our day, it must be interpreted in the context of the shared faith of the total Christian community. On the basis of Calvin's own principles, no human statement of Christian faith can ever be final and must be continually reformed by the Christian community's apprehension of the word of God as revealed in Jesus Christ."
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A Little Book on the Christian Life Gift Edition Olive

A Little Book on the Christian Life  Gift Edition   Olive

For centuries, disciples young and old have turned to this book for guidance in the Christian life.

Author: John Calvin

Publisher: Reformation Trust Publishing

ISBN: 1567698514

Category: Religion

Page: 132

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For centuries, disciples young and old have turned to this book for guidance in the Christian life. Today, it remains unique in its clear exposition of God's calling for Christians to pursue holiness, endure suffering, and fulfill their callings. This is a book for every Christian to pick up, read, and apply.
Categories: Religion

Institutes of the Christian Religion

Institutes of the Christian Religion

This book was written as a theological introduction to the Bible and a vindication of Reformation principles.

Author: Jean Calvin

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802881661

Category: Religion

Page: 1286

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Here in a convenient one-volume edition is John Calvin's magnum opus. Written as an introduction to the Christian life, the Institutes remains the best articulation of Reformation principles and is a marvelous introduction to biblical Christianity.
Categories: Religion

Living the Christian Life

Living the Christian Life

A Guide to Reformed Spirituality Robert Homer Ramey, Ben Campbell Johnson ... Adapted from Directory for Worship , Book of Order , W - 3.3000-3.3702 . ... See Ronald Wallace , Calvin's Doctrine of the Christian Life , p . 286 . 10.

Author: Robert Homer Ramey

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664252869

Category: Religion

Page: 181

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Real-life situations in today's world constantly challenge people, and the authors respond to these challenges by drawing upon the Reformed tradition to provide guidance for spiritual development. Includes practical suggestions, lesson plans and exercises, and recommendations for encouraging spiritual growth.
Categories: Religion

Calvin

Calvin

A. Portrait. of. Christian. Life. The third book of the Institutes is Calvin's description of what the Spirit does in binding Christians to Christ. It can be read in several ways. It can be read as a list of theological themes or ...

Author: George W. Stroup

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 9780687659135

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 85

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Explores how Calvin's theology ministers to those who wrestle with the meaning of faith
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Calvin s First Catechism

Calvin s First Catechism

an earlier period and is available in English as Golden Book of the Christian Life ( Grand Rapids : Baker Book House , 1952 ) . 12. BAPTISM AND THE LORD'S SUPPER 1. The Protestant Tradition ( Cambridge University Press , 1960 ) , 145 .

Author: I. John Hesselink

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664227252

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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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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Restoration Through Redemption John Calvin Revisited

Restoration Through Redemption John Calvin Revisited

... is calvin's aversion to philosophical ethics which he estimated inadequate if compared to the wisdom of the Bible. calvin deals with ethics in book 3 where he explains the work of the holy spirit. the section on the christian life ...

Author: H. van den Belt

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004244665

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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The restoration of creation offers the perspective through which Calvin’s heritage is analyzed and made fruitful for contemporary Reformed theology. Restoration through Redemption shows that Calvin’s theology hinges on Christology, but extends to the whole creation.
Categories: Religion

The Theology of John Calvin

The Theology of John Calvin

C. THE CHRISTIAN LIFE OF FAITH Between Calvin's exposition of sanctification and justification in Book III stand four ... 53Nevertheless, Calvin outlines “a pattern for the conduct of life in order that those who heartily repent may not ...

Author: Charles Partee

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664231194

Category: Religion

Page: 345

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The theology of John Calvin (1509-1564) was given classic expression in his Institutes of the Christian Religion (1559). In this definitive work, longtime Calvin expert Charles Partee offers a careful exposition of Calvins theology as it appears in the Institutes, paying special attention to the relation of Calvins theology to the history of Christian thought and to the questions of Calvins own time. Partee also examines the development of later Calvinism and the adaptations of Calvins thought by his later followers. As Partee shows, Calvins theology provides a profound exposition of Christian faith and a magnificent resource for theology today.
Categories: Religion