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The range and sweep of John Calvin's theology have rarely been more comprehensively presented than by Niesel in this important book, which has long been recognized by Calvin scholars and students of Reformation theology as an essential work. The range and sweep of John Calvin's theology have rarely been more comprehensively presented than by Niesel in this important book, ...more
Paperback, 258 pages
Published June 5th 2003 by James Clarke Company (first published September 1st 2002)
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A solid and clear if now somewhat dated summary of Calvin's theology. Niesel does not try to identify a central dogma in Calvin, although (in Barthian fashion) he does make the self-revelation of God in Christ something of a gravity well that attracts other doctrines toward it. Also in keeping with Barth, Niesel is hostile toward natural law/theology and toward doctrines of predestination that invoke a "hidden counsel" of God.

Highly useful is Niesel's use of the "distinct but not separate" stru
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