Calvin and the Book

Calvin and the Book

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The Protestant Reformation has long had the reputation as being a movement of a€œthe Booka€, led by reformers like John Calvin who were a€œmen of the Booka€. The essays in this volume reveal many of the underlying complexities of these terms. Building on research and scholarly discussions of recent decades, these authors delve into a variety of topics related to John Calvin and the printed word, ranging from the physical changes in printed texts in the first decades of the Reformation to Calvina€™s thinking about the relationship of two books a€“ the Bible and his own Institutes a€“ to Christian doctrine. Calvin remains a towering figure in the Protestant Reformation, whose theology and religious views are still often cast as rigid and unchanging. These essays emphasize, in contrast, the evolutions and transitions that were fundamental to Calvina€™s own participation in the Reformation and to the ways that his leadership influenced developments in Reformed Christianity in the following centuries. The contributors, international experts on the history of Calvin and Reformed Protestantantism and on Calvina€™s theology, bring a wide variety of historical and theological approaches to bear on the question of Calvina€™s relationship to the printed word. Taken all together, these essays will push specialists and general readers to rethink standard assumptions about Calvina€™s influence on Reformed Christianity and, in particular, about the interplay among theology, Reformed discipline, religious education efforts, and the printed word in early modern Europe.The Evolution of the Printed Word in Reformed Protestantism Karen E. Spierling ... Using the search function on my Kindle I came up with 79 references to theatre in the Commentaries and seven in the Institutes a€“ in addition to instances ofanbsp;...

Title:Calvin and the Book
Author:Karen E. Spierling
Publisher:Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht - 2015-08-19


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