With the growing rediscovery of our Reformation heritage, studies in John Calvin have thrown new light upon almost every aspect of his thought except that which is the heart of his theology - the doctrine of Christ's work. The present volume has a double interest. It is a fresh study in Calvin's development of the work of Christ, with special reference to his exegetical writings. It is also a relevant critique of one of the more familiar landmarks of traditional theology - the formula of the three offices of Christ as prophet, priest, and king. Since contemporary theologians such as Emil Brunner are returning to this formula, the present study is provocative and timely. This "journey into the past is also a journey through the present."
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