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The Life of John Calvin (Grier)

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9781848711815
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Banner of Truth Trust
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162
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Paperback


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Few Christian Leaders have suffered quite so much mis-understanding as John Calvin. He has often been dismissed as a theologian without humanity. In fact the very reverse is much nearer the truth. He was a man of deep and lasting affection, passionately concerned for the cause of Christ in the world; a man who burned himself out for the gospel; a man whose heart belonged to Christ.

In this book the reader will find a straightforward introduction to the life and work of the great Reformer of Geneva. W J. Grier’s fast-moving biography not only depicts the titanic struggle by which the gospel was established in Geneva, but also provides valuable insights into the work of God that we know as ‘the Reformation’. In Calvin’s own words, ‘God’s loving-kindness to us was wonderful, when the pure gospel emerged out of that dreadful darkness in which it had been buried for so many years.’

For Calvin, the Reformation was primarily a movement of the Holy Spirit that turned attention from man-centred religion to God. It is the prayer of the publishers that the retelling of this ‘wonderful’ story will help in the recovery of God-centred Christianity and the raising up of more ‘burning and shining lights’ today.

 

Table of Contents: 

  1. The Early years
  2. Wanderings and Flight
  3. A Protestant Manifesto
  4. Arrival in Geneva
  5. First Ministry in Geneva
  6. Calvin’s Ministry in Strasbourg
  7. Revolution at Geneva
  8. Geneva in Calvin’s Time
  9. Poor or Rich?
  10. Calvin’s Toils
  11. Calvin’s Frailties and Charm
  12. Building the Walls of Zion
  13. Calvin versus the Libertines
  14. The Brink of Hostilities
  15. The Errors of Servetus
  16. The Burning of Servetus
  17. Efforts for Union of Protestants
  18. A City of Learning, Liberty, and Morality
  19. Preserved amidst Perils
  20. The Remarkable Growth of Protestantism in France
  21. The Closing Year
  22. Calvin as a Thinker
  23. Preacher and Expositor 

 

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