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John Calvin's Ideas$
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Paul Helm

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780199255696

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2005

DOI: 10.1093/0199255695.001.0001

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The Angels

The Angels

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John Calvin's Ideas

Paul Helm

Oxford University Press

Rather surprisingly, Calvin's consideration of angels provides a window into his attitude to divine and human righteousness, divine power, human merit, and the Fall. It reveals his indebtedness to mediaeval discussions of angels, and also the originality of aspects of his treatment. The Chapter considers these topics chiefly by the use of material from Calvin's monumental Sermons on Job.

Keywords:   angels, divine power, job, merit, righteousness, the Fall

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