9780851519340-0851519342-Sermons on the Beatitudes

Sermons on the Beatitudes

ISBN-13: 9780851519340
ISBN-10: 0851519342
Author: John Calvin
Publication date: 2006
Publisher: Banner of Truth
Format: Hardcover 114 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780851519340
ISBN-10: 0851519342
Author: John Calvin
Publication date: 2006
Publisher: Banner of Truth
Format: Hardcover 114 pages

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Acknowledged author John Calvin wrote Sermons on the Beatitudes comprising 114 pages back in 2006. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0851519342 and 9780851519340. Since then Sermons on the Beatitudes textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Among the many activities which claimed Calvin's attention during his long ministry in Geneva, preaching was the most public and perhaps the most influential. Public because, for many years, twice on Sundays and daily in alternate weeks, the Reformer stodd before a congregation of townsfolk, refugees and visitors to teach, warn, appeal, counsel, admonish, and encourage. influential because, vital as the Institutes, commentarie and treatises were to the defence and propagation of Christian doctrine, it was the Word preached and applied from the pulpit which above all fashioned Geneva's evangelical culture and made it the nerve-centre of Reformed Protestantism. This volume presents readers with a short series of sermons on the Beatitudes, translated for the first time into English by Robert White. They comprise Calvin's exposition of Matthew 5:1-12, Mark 3:13-19 and Luke 6:12-26. Five sermons were preached on the Beatitudes in the course of an extended treatment of the Synoptic Gospels. Begun in July 1559, this series had still not been completed by February 1564, when ill health forced the Reformer's retirement from the pulpit. His absence was to be permanent: he died three months later, in May 1564. The late date of these sermons, therefore, marks them out as a definitive example of the Reformer's mature pulpit style. They represent his very last effort to elucidate a New Testament text in the context of regular public worship. Translated into a modern idiom, this book will transport the reader back into sixteenth-century Geneva, where he can hear the Reformer preach on issued of perennial Christian concern.

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