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John Calvin and Roman Catholicism: Critique and Engagement, Then and Now

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This collection offers a new approach to the study of John Calvin, aiming to move beyond traditional approaches to consider him in the broader context of the Roman Catholic Church and his complicated relation to it. Several themes emerge from this, including the extent to which Calvin saw himself as a reformer.
Paperback, 224 pages
Published September 1st 2008 by Baker Academic
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Jan 01, 2014 Tim rated it liked it
I picked up this book, already familiar with the editor, during an engaging discussion about whether or not Roman Catholic baptism ought to be honored in Reformed Churches. I knew Calvin answered this with a resounding "yes", and I wanted to read what specifically he had written on this subject in its historical context. This book satisfied my curiosity, but I also wanted to learn more in regards to Calvin's interaction with Roman Catholicism in general.

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Introduction: Why
Mar 12, 2014 Steve rated it liked it
4 stars for two interesting essays on Calvin and sacraments, and 2 stars for the rest...
Jon Sedlak
Jun 29, 2013 Jon Sedlak rated it liked it
This book was good, but much of it felt like scrounging around for scraps of "Calvinism" in a junkyard of liberal and quasi-Reformed assumptions. One contribution, oddly titled "John Calvin: Accidental Anthropologist," was almost entirely useless in its attempt to construct a "Catholic Calvin." Others were better, particularly the opening contribution which chronicled some important religious adversaries of Calvin. A couple others were good, but at best the book was just okay. It could have been ...more
Steven Wedgeworth
Aug 10, 2012 Steven Wedgeworth rated it it was ok
Disappointing on the whole. Some interesting historical tidbits, but the theology is weak and grants too much to RC identity claims over and against the Reformed counter-view.
Mar 17, 2011 Joel rated it it was ok
An uneven book. Carlos Eire's essay is the best part of it. There are some interesting glimpses of life between the faiths in Geneva.
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