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The Christian Polity of John Calvin

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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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W. Littlejohn
Jun 25, 2012 W. Littlejohn rated it liked it
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.
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Shelves: politics, theology
Read briskly in preparation for thesis writing. Not bad. Fairly cynical at times.
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