Calvin: A Guide for the Perplexed - Guides for the Perplexed (Hardback)
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Calvin: A Guide for the Perplexed - Guides for the Perplexed (Hardback)

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Hardback 176 Pages / Published: 18/09/2008
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As a major theologian John Calvin is often the subject of widespread misunderstanding and misinterpretation, this new "Guide for the Perplexed" will provide an ideal introduction to his thoughts and views.John Calvin is a major theologian of the Christian Church, but one who is also the subject of widespread misunderstanding and misinterpretation. He is also a figure whom other theologians either seek to 'capture' to endorse their own (often very different positions) or whom they seek to vilify. His situation in late medievalism is often overlooked. So there is an important need to re-situate Calvin."Calvin: A Guide for the Perplexed" attempts to do this in the context of providing a 'middle level' introduction to his thought. The need for such re-situating will be stressed in the first Chapter, 'Orientation'. As befits the series, attention will be focussed on Calvin's thought, not on his personal character or career, though reference will be made to these as necessary, and the Introduction will include a brief overview of his life and times. Attention will be made not only to Calvin's theological positions, but also to the philosophy intertwined within them, the significance and interest of which is often overlooked.Continuum's "Guides for the Perplexed" are clear, concise and accessible introductions to thinkers, writers and subjects that students and readers can find especially challenging - or indeed downright bewildering. Concentrating specifically on what it is that makes the subject difficult to grasp, these books explain and explore key themes and ideas, guiding the reader towards a thorough understanding of demanding material.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780567032010
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 318 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Paul Helm's guide to Calvin's thought provides an ideal beginning for those wanting to tackle the thought of the great Genevan Reformer for the first time - particularly those interested in the philosophical-theological ideas informing Calvin's system. Sure-footed and careful in exposition, and characteristically clear and generous in style, Helm brings to bear his considerable knowledge of Calvin's work in this short introduction. Students and scholars alike will greatly benefit from it."
Oliver Crisp, Bristol University, UK

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