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The Christian Polity of John Calvin
by Harro Höpfl
This book explores the relationship between Calvin's thought about civil and ecclesiastical order and his own circumstances and activities. The early chapters argue that in his pre-Genevan writings, including the first edition of the Institution, Calvin's political thinking was entirely conventional; his subsequent thought and conduct were not an implementation of ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published June 30th 2008 by Cambridge University Press
(first published August 31st 1982)
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A mixed bag to be sure, but some true gems of insight, and a mass of detailed exposition here, particularly on the close relationship between ministry and magistracy that Calvin envisioned. More proof that Calvin was anything but a R2Ker.