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Calvin in context [electronic resource] /
David C. Steinmetz.
imprint
New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
description
ix, 235 p.
ISBN
0195091647 (Cloth)
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Book
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imprint
New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
isbn
0195091647 (Cloth)
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
general note
Title from e-book title screen (viewed October 16, 2007).
catalogue key
7372125
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 213-221) and inde xes.
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Review Quotes
"Three decades of detailed pilot studies have prepared David Steinmetz for this exquisite contribution to Calvin scholarship. With his singular grasp of biblical exegesis in the Middle Ages and the Reformation era, Steinmetz succeeds in tracing the precise profile of Calvin as biblical interpreter." --The late Heiko Oberman, Regents' Professor of History, University of Arizona (for the first edition) "This expanded collection of path-breaking studies reveals how David Steinmetz set investigation into Calvin's biblical interpretation on a new footing and the ways in which he has continued to build upon that solid foundation in the decade and half since Calvin in Context first appeared. No one has done more to shape for the 21st century a more nuanced and precise image of Calvin as an expositor of scripture." --Barbara Pitkin, author of What Pure Eyes Could See: Calvin's Doctrine of Faith in its Exegetical Context
"Three decades of detailed pilot studies have prepared David Steinmetz for this exquisite contribution to Calvin scholarship. With his singular grasp of biblical exegesis in the Middle Ages and the Reformation era, Steinmetz succeeds in tracing the precise profile of Calvin as biblical interpreter." --The late Heiko Oberman, Regents' Professor of History, University of Arizona (for the first edition) "This expanded collection of path-breaking studies reveals how David Steinmetz set investigation into Calvin's biblical interpretation on a new footing and the ways in which he has continued to build upon that solid foundation in the decade and half since Calvin in Context first appeared. No one has done more to shape for the 21st century a more nuanced and precise image of Calvin as an expositor of scripture." --Barbara Pitkin, author ofWhat Pure Eyes Could See: Calvin's Doctrine of Faith in its Exegetical Context
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Summaries
Long Description
* An accessible and authoritative general introduction to Calvin's thoughtSteinmetz engages a wide range of primary sources and places Calvin in the context of the theological and exegetical traditions that influenced him.
Main Description
In this illuminating study, David C. Steinmetz places Calvin's thought in the context of the theological and exegetical traditions - ancient, medieval, and early modern - that shaped it. Steinmetz does not limit discussion of Calvin's thought to his undeniably important handbook to theology, the much revised Institutes of the Christian Religion . Instead, he opens up a broader context by examining works less frequently cited, particularly Calvin's commentaries, classical studies, and polemical treatises. Steinmetz grapples with Calvin's views on a wide range of contested issues, including the natural knowledge of God, the problem of iconoclasm, the doctrines of justification and predestination, and the role of the state. Steinmetz also clarifies Calvin's quarrels with Lutherans, Catholics, and Radicals. Yet this book does not reduce Calvin's contribution to his usefulness as a resource for contemporary theological debates. The Calvin who emerges in these pages is a sixteenth-century figure, both strangely foreign and uncannily familiar, a man who frequently engages his enemies and sometimes even corrects his friends, but is never mute, never dull, and always stylistically elegant. An accessible yet authoritative introduction to the mind of the historical Calvin, Calvin in Context provides a framework for understanding Calvin from his own writings and the writings of his contemporaries. This edition features a revised preface and six new chapters.
Main Description
In this illuminating study, David C. Steinmetz places Calvin's thought in the context of the theological and exegetical traditions - ancient, medieval, and early modern - that shaped it. Steinmetz does not limit discussion of Calvin's thought to his undeniably important handbook to theology, the much revisedInstitutes of the Christian Religion. Instead, he opens up a broader context by examining works less frequently cited, particularly Calvin's commentaries, classical studies, and polemical treatises. Steinmetz grapples with Calvin's views on a wide range of contested issues, including the natural knowledge of God, the problem of iconoclasm, the doctrines of justification and predestination, and the role of the state. Steinmetz also clarifies Calvin's quarrels with Lutherans, Catholics, and Radicals. Yet this book does not reduce Calvin's contribution to his usefulness as a resource for contemporary theological debates. The Calvin who emerges in these pages is a sixteenth-century figure, both strangely foreign and uncannily familiar, a man who frequently engages his enemies and sometimes even corrects his friends, but is never mute, never dull, and always stylistically elegant. An accessible yet authoritative introduction to the mind of the historicalCalvin, Calvin in Contextprovides a framework for understanding Calvin from his own writings and the writings of his contemporaries. This edition features a revised preface and six new chapters.
Main Description
This book, a sequel to the author's well-received Luther in Context (1986, Indiana), illuminates Calvin's thought by placing it in the context of the theological and exegetical traditions--ancient, medieval, and contemporary-- that formed it and contributed to its particular texture. Steinmetzaddresses a range of issues almost as wide as the Reformation itself, including the knowledge of God, the problem of iconoclasm, the doctrines of justification and predestination, and the role of the state and the civil magistrate. Along the way, Steinmetz also clarifies the substance of Calvin'squarrels with Lutherans, Catholics, Anabaptists, and assorted radicals from Ochino to Sozzini.An accessible yet authoritative general introduction to Calvin's thought, Calvin in Context engages a much wider range of primary sources than the standard introductions. It provides a context for understanding Calvin not from secondary literature about the later middle ages and Renaissance, butfrom the writings of Calvin's own contemporaries and the rich sources from which they drew.
Main Description
This book, a sequel to the author's well-received Luther in Context (1986,Indiana), illuminates Calvin's thought by placing it in the context of thetheological and exegetical traditions--ancient, medieval, and contemporary--that formed it and contributed to its particular texture. Steinmetz addresses arange of issues almost as wide as the Reformation itself, including theknowledge of God, the problem of iconoclasm, the doctrines of justification andpredestination, and the role of the state and the civil magistrate. Along theway, Steinmetz also clarifies the substance of Calvin's quarrels with Lutherans,Catholics, Anabaptists, and assorted radicals from Ochino to Sozzini.An accessible yet authoritative general introduction to Calvin's thought, Calvinin Context engages a much wider range of primary sources than the standardintroductions. It provides a context for understanding Calvin not from secondaryliterature about the later middle ages and Renaissance, but from the writings ofCalvin's own contemporaries and the rich sources from which they drew.
Main Description
This book, a sequel to the author's well-received Luther in Context (1986, Indiana), illuminates Calvin's thought by placing it in the context of the theological and exegetical traditions--ancient, medieval, and contemporary-- that formed it and contributed to its particular texture. Steinmetz addresses a range of issues almost as wide as the Reformation itself, including the knowledge of God, the problem of iconoclasm, the doctrines of justification and predestination, and the role of the state and the civil magistrate. Along the way, Steinmetz also clarifies the substance of Calvin's quarrels with Lutherans, Catholics, Anabaptists, and assorted radicals from Ochino to Sozzini. An accessible yet authoritative general introduction to Calvin's thought, Calvin in Context engages a much wider range of primary sources than the standard introductions. It provides a context for understanding Calvin not from secondary literature about the later middle ages and Renaissance, but from the writings of Calvin's own contemporaries and the rich sources from which they drew.
Table of Contents
Abbreviationsp. xv
Translationsp. xvii
Introduction to Calvinp. 3
Calvin and the Natural Knowledge of Godp. 23
Calvin and the Absolute Power of Godp. 40
Calvin and the First Commandmentp. 53
Calvin and Abrahamp. 64
Calvin and Tamarp. 79
Calvin and Isaiahp. 95
Calvin and the Divided Self of Romans 7p. 110
Calvin and Patristic Exegesisp. 122
Calvin among the Thomistsp. 141
Calvin and the Baptism of Johnp. 157
Calvin and His Lutheran Criticsp. 172
Calvin and the Monastic Idealp. 187
Calvin and the Civil Magistratep. 199
Concluding Observationsp. 209
Selected Bibliographyp. 213
General Indexp. 223
Scriptural Citations Indexp. 233
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