Calvin / Bruce GordonMaterial type: TextLanguage: English Publication details: New Haven [Conn.] ; London : Yale University Press, 2009Description: xiii, 398 p.,  p. of plates : ill., ports., maps ; 24 cmISBN:
- 9780300120769 (alk. paper)
- 0300120761 (alk. paper)
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|Standardlitteratur||Johannelunds teologiska högskola Huvudbiblioteket||Historisk och Praktisk teologi (242-299)||284.2092 (Browse shelf(Opens below))||1||Available||166113217|
Includes bibliographical references (p. -383) and index.
A French youth -- Among the princes of law -- 'At last delivered' : conversion and flight -- Exile in a hidden corner -- Violent reformations and tumult -- Discovering the church -- 'Lucid brevity' for the sake of the church : Romans -- Building Christ's church -- Calvin's world -- Healing Christ's body -- 'Since Calvin acts so bravely, why does he not come here?' : France -- The years of conflict -- 'There is no form of impiety that this monster has not raked up' -- Luther's heirs -- European reformer -- The 'perfecte schoole of Christe' -- Churches and blood : France -- Endings.
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. --from publisher description