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Gordon, Bruce, 1962-
Calvin / Bruce Gordon
New Haven [Conn.] ; London : Yale University Press, c2009
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  BX9418 .G63 2009    AVAILABLE
Subject Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564
Subject(s) Reformation
Physical Description xiii, 398 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., ports., maps ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [374]-383) and index
Contents 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
Summary 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

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