9780300170849-030017084X-Calvin

Calvin

ISBN-13: 9780300170849
ISBN-10: 030017084X
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Gordon, F. Bruce
Publication date: 2011
Publisher: Yale University Press
Format: Paperback 416 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780300170849
ISBN-10: 030017084X
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Gordon, F. Bruce
Publication date: 2011
Publisher: Yale University Press
Format: Paperback 416 pages

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Acknowledged authors Gordon, F. Bruce wrote Calvin comprising 416 pages back in 2011. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 030017084X and 9780300170849. Since then Calvin textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 4.08 or rent at the marketplace.

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A revealing new portrait of John Calvin that captures his human complexity and the sixteenth-century world in which he fought his personal and theological battles

During the glory days of the French Renaissance, young John Calvin (1509-1564) experienced a profound conversion to the faith of the Reformation. For the rest of his days he lived out the implications of that transformation—as exile, inspired reformer, and ultimately the dominant figure of the Protestant Reformation. Calvin’s vision of the Christian religion has inspired many volumes of analysis, but this engaging biography examines a remarkable life. Bruce Gordon presents Calvin as a human being, a man at once brilliant, arrogant, charismatic, unforgiving, generous, and shrewd.

The book explores with particular insight Calvin’s self-conscious view of himself as prophet and apostle for his age and his struggle to tame a sense of his own superiority, perceived by others as arrogance. Gordon looks at Calvin’s character, his maturing vision of God and humanity, his personal tragedies and failures, his extensive relationships with others, and the context within which he wrote and taught. What emerges is a man who devoted himself to the Church, inspiring and transforming the lives of others, especially those who suffered persecution for their religious beliefs.

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