In this concise introduction to Calvin's life and thought, Elwood offers an insightful and accessible overview of Calvin's key teachings within his historical context. The trials and travails Calvin encountered as he ministered and taught in Geneva are given with special attention to theological controversies associated with the Trinity and predestination. Elwood indicates the ways that Calvinism developed and its influence in today's world. Illustrations are interspersed throughout the text and humorously illuminate key points providing an engaging introduction to this important theologian. Christopher Elwood is Associate Professor of Historical Theology at Louisville Presbyterian Theological SEMInary. He is the author of The Body Broken: The Calvinist Doctrine of the Eucharist and the Symbolization of Power in Sixteenth-Century France.
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"In a happy example of clever writing and good casting, CALVIN FOR ARMCHAIR THEOLOGIANS takes what could be a grind of a listen to another plane. Simon Vance typically brings intelligence and awareness to his work, and it is his ability to reveal the trenchant wit in this overview of one of theology's most influential men that makes the piece a success. If listeners are seeking a refresher course in Calvinist thought, history, and influence or are simply curious about the often reviled philosophies and inspirations of John Calvin, they'll find satisfaction here. The popular Armchair Philosopher series scores again with this easy-to-absorb, enjoyable audiobook. D.J.B. (c) AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine"
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