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Calvin and His Influence, 1509–2009
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Calvin and His Influence, 1509–2009

Irena Backus and Philip Benedict

Abstract

This book explores central aspects of Calvin’s influence across the centuries and around the world from his lifetime to the present day. The volume offers a perspective on the full scope of the reformer’s impact on the subsequent course of the Protestant tradition and on modern Western civilization more generally. It opens with an examination of Calvin’s theology as the distillation of the first five centuries of Christianity with all its possibilities and limitations. The next four studies focus on Calvin as man and thinker in his sixteenth-century Genevan context, dealing respectively with a ... More

Keywords: John Calvin, doctrinal and political influence, The Reformation, Calvinisms, Reformed thought

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199751846
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751846.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Irena Backus, editor
Institute of Reformation History, University of Geneva
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Philip Benedict, editor
Institute of Reformation History, University of Geneva
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Introduction

Irena Backus and Philip Benedict

1 Calvin

Diarmaid MacCulloch

3 Calvin the Workaholic

Max Engammare Translated by Calvin Tams

4 Calvin's Self-Awareness as Author

Olivier Millet Translated by Susanna Gebhardt

7 Calvin, 1509–2009

Herman Selderhuis Translated by Susanna Gebhardt

8 Calvinism as an Actor in the Early Modern State System around 1600

Heinz Schilling Translated by Irena Backus and Susanna Gebhardt

11 Lost, Then Found

André Encrevé Translated by Calvin Tams

12 Calvin in the Plural

Friedrich Wilhelm Graf Translated by Irena Backus and Susanna Gebhardt

End Matter