Luke's Reviews > Given for You: Reclaiming Calvin's Doctrine of the Lord's Supper

Given for You by Keith A. Mathison
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Mar 22, 10

bookshelves: worship, theology, sacraments
Read from March 03 to 20, 2010

Overall comprehensive look at Calvin's view of the sacrament and how that view has been passed down to us today. Great section discussing relevant passages in Old and New Testament, and helpful presentation of practical issues and debates.

In light of the amount of information covered, the book suffers from a writing voice that sounds more like a term paper than a speaker who draws you in for an intimate conversation on the subject. As a result, it's an easy book to pick up and then put back down once your curiosity has been satiated, though admittedly, I read the book in reverse, starting with the last chapter working forward.

Definitely recommend this to anyone who has interest in the subject. It is an accessible read for those who have limited exposure to deeper theological debates of the subject, while also providing a great resource for those who have read the primary sources and wish to contextualize the subject matter for today's listeners.
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