John Calvin as Teacher, Pastor, and Theologian

The Shape of His Writings and Thought
Author(s): Randall C. Zachman
Genre: Religion, History
Original Publish Date: May 01, 2006
Product Number: EB00005121
Released: May 01, 2006
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781441241924
Publisher: Baker Academic
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John Calvin has been the subject of numerous studies, but most have focused on one aspect of his thought or a limited selection of his writings. This study of Calvin adopts a uniquely holistic approach. Randall Zachman begins with a brief biography and considers Calvin's own understanding of his ministry as a teacher and pastor. From this perspective, he surveys Calvin's writings and their place in the work of reforming the church-both through the training of clergy and the instruction of the laity. Zachman then considers Calvin as a theologian. In contrast to Martin Luther, Calvin sought to balance the verbal proclamation of the Word with an emphasis on the visible manifestation of God-both in creation and in Christ. This study will be of great interest to Reformed clergy and to students of the Reformation and Calvinism.