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Publisher: Reformation Heritage Books
Price: $2.99 (Nov 17-18)
In Theology Made Practical, Joel R. Beeke, David W. Hall, and Michael A. G. Haykin declare the significance of John Calvin’s life and ideas—particularly his contributions to systematic theology, pastoral theology, and political theology—as well as the influence he had on others through the centuries. With focused studies related to the Trinity, predestination, the Holy Spirit, justification, preaching, missions, principles of government, welfare, and marriage, this book demonstrates how Calvin’s thought has been, and still is, a dynamic wellspring of fruitfulness for numerous areas of the Christian life. More than 450 years since Calvin experienced the beatific vision, his thinking about God and His Word still possesses what our culture passionately longs for—true relevancy.
Widely acclaimed in its French edition, this sterling biography of John Calvin sheds new light on the great Reformers personality by concentrating on the milieu in which he did his lifes work.
In the largest part of the book, Bernard Cottret develops a chronological examination of Calvins life, from his birth in Noyon to his ministry and administration in Geneva. In the final chapters Cottret explores thematic aspects of Calvins persona Calvin the polemicist, the preacher, and the writerand looks with greater depth at Calvins foremost work, the Institutes of the Christian Religion.
Balanced, cogent, and written with literary beauty, this biography will take its place among the bestand most enjoyableportraits of Calvins life, work, and lasting influence.