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As usual, Calvin is full of great insight. I am not fond of him harmonizing the Gospels instead of commenting upon one by one. Because of this it can be hard to find certain texts in his commentary, he spends too much time reconciling the texts instead focusing on the individual texts, and he misses some of the unique characteristics of each book. Despite all of this, Calvin is still vastly superior to many modern commentaries because he actually applies the text to the reader whereas most moder ...more
Jan 02, 2008 Melanie rated it really liked it
Recommended to Melanie by: J. Ferguson
Mostly read. Its strengths are devotional and in Calvin's gift for seeing all of the Bible as a story about Christ and His people. This was one of my primary sources for the Bible study I put together on the Gospel of Mark for the 2008 spring semester.
John Calvin (10 July 1509 – 27 May 1564), né Jehan Cauvin, re-translated from Latin Calvinus into Jean Calvin in modern French, was an influential French theologian and pastor during the Protestant Reformation. He was a principal figure in the development of the system of Christian theology later called Calvinism. Originally trained as a humanist lawyer, he broke from the Roman Catholic Church aro ...moreMore about John Calvin...
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