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John Calvin's Ideas

Paul Helm


John Calvin is universally acknowledged as one of the formative Christian theologians and one of the great doctors of the Church. His work continues to be the subject of almost continuous exposition and scholarly appraisal. This book is the first at length treatment of some of his key ideas and his theological positions that have a philosophical aspect to them. Work has been done on the philosophical sources of some of Calvin's work, but little or nothing on how Calvin actually made use of philosophical ideas in his work. Calvin has frequently been thought of as anti philosophical in his bent, ... More

Keywords: Calvin, Calvinism, Christian theology, mediaeval theology, philosophy and theology, 'reformed' epistemology, reformed theology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780199255696
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2005 DOI:10.1093/0199255695.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Helm, author
J. I. Packer Professor of Philosophical Theology, Regent College, Vancouver