Calvin

Scott Manetsch
In a New York Times' article from August 2010, Paul Vitello described the serious difficulties faced by many Christian ministers in America today: "Members of the clergy now suffer from obesity, hypertension and depression at rates higher than most Americans. In the last decade, their use of...
J. Todd Billings
In previous posts, I have suggested that the question of suffering before God needs to remain an open question - a question that we, along with the Psalmists, bring before God in the midst of our grief, anger, and confusion. All of this relates to prayer. But it also relates to action - action in a...
Richard B. Gaffin
A passage from Calvin's commentary on Ezekiel 18:14-17 has the distinction of being among the last, perhaps the last, of his comments on the relationship among justification, faith and works. Apparently written shortly before his death in 1564, it is perhaps as pointed as any of his comments on...
David Gibson
Randall C. Zachman, Reconsidering John Calvin . Current Issues in Theology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012, viii + 212pp. $29.99/£18.99 This elegant little book formed the content of the Warfield Lectures given at Princeton Theological Seminary in October 2009 in honour of Calvin's...
markjones
Richard A. Muller, Calvin and the Reformed Tradition: On the Work of Christ and the Order of Salvatio n (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2012), 288pp., paperback, $39.99 Richard Muller's latest book, Calvin and the Reformed Tradition , is the product of many decades of research and analysis regarding...
Andrew Nasselli Articles
Non-Christians and Christians alike often give the same answer to difficult questions like these: Why did God allow sin in the first place? Why does God save some people and not others? Why does God send people to hell? Why can living like a Christian be so frustrating? The immediate solution often...
Andrew Nasselli Articles
Non-Christians and Christians alike often give the same answer to difficult questions like these: Why did God allow sin in the first place? Why does God save some people and not others? Why does God send people to hell? Why can living like a Christian be so frustrating? The immediate solution often...
Derek Thomas Articles
Today I received an e-mail from a friend known to many at First Presbyterian Church, Peter Jones. In it he recalled meeting Cardinal Ratzinger (now Pope Benedict XVI) in the Vatican some twenty years ago. Peter related how he had presented him with a leather-bound copy of Calvin's Institutes of the...
Derek Thomas Articles
Today I received an e-mail from a friend known to many at First Presbyterian Church, Peter Jones. In it he recalled meeting Cardinal Ratzinger (now Pope Benedict XVI) in the Vatican some twenty years ago. Peter related how he had presented him with a leather-bound copy of Calvin's Institutes of the...
Calvin's Institutes opens with a strikingly important sentence--crafted first by a young man in his mid-twenties and only fine tuned between its first appearance in 1536 and its final expression a few years before his death. Wisdom--the knowledge coupled with practical understanding and piety that...