Calvin s Institutes

Calvin s Institutes

THE NATURE OF CALVIN'S THEOLOGY IN THE INSTITUTES The last four centuries have seen stupendous changes and developments in all aspects of human ... 8A prime example is Francis Turretin , Institutes of Elenctic Theology , trans .

Author: Jean Calvin

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664222986

Category: Religion

Page: 189

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This abridgement of Ford Lewis Battles' Calvin: Institutes of the Christian Religion will better acquaint readers with the seminal work in Reformed theology. In an easy-to-read, concise format, Donald McKim follows the main development of Calvin's thought, accentuating his contributions without lingering over matters whose importance has become outdated.
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Divine Accommodation in John Calvin s Theology

Divine Accommodation in John Calvin   s Theology

SBETS (1987): 123—150. Repr. in ACC 7:107—134. Walt, B.J. Van der, ed. John Calvin 's Institutes. His Opus Magnum. Proceedings of the Second South African Congress for Calvin Research July 31 - August 3, 1984. Potchefstroom: UP, 1986.

Author: Arnold Huijgen

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 9783647569444

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Arnold Huijgen analysiert und bewertet den Akkommodationsbegriff in der Theologie Johannes Calvins. Akkommodation meint, dass Gott sich in seiner Offenbarung dem menschlichen Begriffsvermögen anpasst. Calvins Akkommodationsbegriff wurde wahrscheinlich terminologisch beeinflusst von Erasmus, während es inhaltlich geprägt wurde von Motiven aus der Theologie der Kirchenvätern. Der Autor vertritt die These, dass Calvins Akkommodationsbegriff unter zwei Aspekten beschrieben werden kann: Pädagogik und Offenbarung. Der pädagogische Aspekt liegt in Calvins Verständnis der Heilsgeschichte und des Verhältnisses von Altem und Neuem Testament. Christus als Mittler hat eine zentrale Funktion für diesen Aspekt. Der Offenbarungsaspekt bezieht sich auf Calvins Verständnis des Wesens Gottes, das er oft beschreibt als liege es hinter Gottes Offenbarung. Calvins Definition der Offenbarung als Akkommodation impliziert eine bestimmte Dynamik der Offenbarung.Anhand dieser Analyse bewertet Huijgen Calvins Akkommodationsbegriff theologisch in einem Vergleich mit der modernen Kritik dieses Begriffs bei I.A. Dorner, H.M. Kuitert und K. Barth. Der Autor konkludiert dass den Akkommodationsbegriff in vielen Punkten kritisiert werden muss, aber dass besonders der pädagogische Aspekt fruchtbar gemacht werden kann für die heutige Theologie.
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A Theological Guide to Calvin s Institutes Essays and Analysis Paperback Edition

A Theological Guide to Calvin s Institutes  Essays and Analysis  Paperback Edition

This long-needed work serves as the natural companion to Calvins Institutes of the Christian Religion for classes, students, pastors, and others for years to come.

Author: David W. Hall

Publisher: P & R Publishing

ISBN: 1629951943

Category: Religion

Page: 528

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This long-needed work serves as the natural companion to Calvins Institutes of the Christian Religion for classes, students, pastors, and others for years to come.
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Catholic and Reformed

Catholic and Reformed

Matthew Sutcliffe and George Carleton protested at Montagu ' s too ready abuse of Calvin . Sutcliffe was particularly enraged ... He was reported as saying , when Calvin ' s Institutes were cited in disputation , ' why cite you Calvin ?

Author: Anthony Milton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521893291

Category: History

Page: 620

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Challenging account of religious controversy between Catholic and Protestant before the Civil War.
Categories: History



Down through the years historians and biographers have discovered many different Calvins. ... Calvin tells his readers that because the Institutes is “the sum of religion in all its parts” it is not necessary for him to undertake ...

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

John Calvin

John Calvin

1535 In January, Calvin is in Basel, where he completes the first edition of his Institutes of the Christian Religion; the dedication page is dated September 10, 1535. 1536 In March, the first edition of the Institutes is published; ...

Author: Thomas Jeffery Davis

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438106601

Category: Reformation

Page: 133

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Calvin became an important influence in the Reformation, and his theological beliefs, known as Calvinism, have become integral to many to today's major Protestant churches.
Categories: Reformation

Union with Christ

Union with Christ

Calvin , Institutes 3.11.1 ( O.S. 4 : 182 ) . This twofold understanding is echoed in the commentary on Gal . 2:20 . See John Calvin , Calvin's New Testament Commentaries , vol . 11 , The Epistles of Paul the Apostle to the Galatians ...

Author: Dennis E. Tamburello

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664220541

Category: Bibles

Page: 167

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The Columbia Series in Reformed Theology represents a joint commitment on the part of Columbia Theological Seminary and Westminster John Knox Press to provide theological resources from the Reformed tradition for the church today. The Reformed tradition seeks to discern what the living God revealed in Scripture is saying and doing in every new time and situation. This series intends to be a part of that ongoing tradition by examining theological and ethical issues that confront church and society in our particular time and place. Volumes in this series are intended for scholars, professional theologians, and for pastors and lay people who are committed to faith in search of understanding.
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Responsibility and the Enhancement of Life

Responsibility and the Enhancement of Life

The central question that Calvin frames about enjoyment is whether enjoyment detracts from a godly or moral life. ... in the Christian life and also charters freedom for ensuring the well-being of others through law and institutions.

Author: Günter Thomas

Publisher: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt

ISBN: 9783374050772

Category: Religion

Page: 388

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In the 21st century and in a globalized world, how can an ethic of responsibility orient the powerful human striving for the enhancement of life? – This question is at the center of the program of theological humanism developed by the American ethicist William Schweiker. His ethic of responsibility takes the integrity of all human as well non-human life as a central criterion for the enhancement of life. The contributions of this collection dedicated to William Schweiker discuss and explore key elements of his work, in exemplary studies and from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. They examine the contours of this ethic, analyze the claims of a moral realism, and investigate the backgrounds of his theological humanism. [Verantwortung und Lebensverbesserung] Wie kann eine Ethik der Verantwortung im 21. Jahrhundert in einem globalen Horizont des Handelns das machtvolle menschliche Streben nach einer Verbesserung des Lebens orientieren? – Diese Frage steht im Mittelpunkt des Programms eines theologischen Humanismus des amerikanischen Ethikers William Schweiker. Die von ihm vertretene Verantwortungsethik beansprucht die Integrität des menschlichen wie nicht-menschlichen Lebens als Maßstab. Die Beiträge dieses William Schweiker gewidmeten Bandes diskutieren und befragen aus philosophischen, ethischen, historischen und systematischen Perspektiven anhand exemplarischer Studien zentrale Elemente dieses Entwurfs. Sie beleuchten die Konturen dieser Ethik, analysieren deren Grundlagen in einem moralischen Realismus und erforschen die Hintergründe eines theologischen Humanismus. Mit Beiträgen von Svend Andersen, Maria Antonaccio, Phil Blackwell, Kris Culp, Michael Fishbane, Clark Gilpin, David Hall, Markus Höfner, Kevin Jung, Nico Koopman, Robin Lovin, Jean-Luc Marion, Terence Martin, Charles Mathewes, Paul Mendes-Flohr, Elena Namli, Douglas Ottati, Willemien Otten, Kang Phee Seng, Heike Springhart, Per Sundmann, Günter Thomas, Darlene Fozard Weaver und Michael Welker.
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The Reformed David s and the Question of Resistance to Tyranny

The Reformed David s  and the Question of Resistance to Tyranny

Likewise, for Calvin it is “worldly men” (profanos homines) who “although they maintain a good cause, yet because they are ignorant of the providence of God, ... his 1536 edition of the Institutes to discern Calvin's motives.

Author: Nevada Levi DeLapp

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567655493

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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This study centers on the question: how do particular readers read a biblical passage? What factors govern each reading? DeLapp here attempts to set up a test case for observing how both socio-historical and textual factors play a part in how a person reads a biblical text. Using a reception-historical methodology, he surveys five Reformed authors and their readings of the David and Saul story (primarily 1 Sam 24 and 26). From this survey two interrelated phenomena emerge. First, all the authors find in David an ideal model for civic praxis-a “Davidic social imaginary” (Charles Taylor). Second, despite this primary agreement, the authors display two different reading trajectories when discussing David's relationship with Saul. Some read the story as showing a persecuted exile, who refuses to offer active resistance against a tyrannical monarch. Others read the story as exemplifying active defensive resistance against a tyrant. To account for this convergence and divergence in the readings, DeLapp argues for a two-fold conclusion. The authors are influenced both by their socio-historical contexts and by the shape of the biblical text itself. Given a Deuteronomic frame conducive to the social imaginary, the paradigmatic narratives of 1 Sam 24 and 26 offer a narrative gap never resolved. The story never makes explicit to the reader what David is doing in the wilderness in relation to King Saul. As a result, the authors fill in the “gap” in ways that accord with their own socio-historical experiences.
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Milton s Theology of Freedom

Milton s Theology of Freedom

126 Calvin , Institutes , 2.2.7 . 127 Calvin , Institutes , 2.2.8 . Here Calvin is summarising the position of Augustine , but simultaneously stating his own view . 128 Calvin , Institutes , 2.3.5 . 129 Calvin , Institutes , 2.2.8 .

Author: Benjamin Myers

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110189380

Category: Religion

Page: 209

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At the centre of John Milton's epic poem Paradise Lost (1667) is a radical commitment to divine and human freedom. This study situates Paradise Lost within the context of post-Reformation theological controversy, and pursues the theological portrayal of freedom as it unfolds throughout the poem. The study identifies and explores the ways in which Milton is both continuous and discontinuous with the major post-Reformation traditions in his depiction of predestination, creation, free will, sin, and conversion. Milton's deep commitment to freedom is shown to underlie his appropriation and creative transformation of a wide range of existing theological concepts.
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