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The Legacy of John Calvin: His Influence on the Modern World

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David Hall identifies 10 seminal ways that Calvin's thought transformed the culture of the West, complete with a nontechnical biography of Calvin and tributes by other leaders. The Legacy of John Calvin is brief enough for popular audiences and analytical enough to provide much information in a short space.
Paperback, 112 pages
Published June 1st 2008 by P & R Publishing
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Paul
Nov 05, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: theology, history
Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing for the modern man! Articles are short and too the point but with extensive references.
The book is in three sections. The first documents the immense influence of Calvin in Geneva and beyond and particularly the English-speaking Protestant world. Calvin set a limit to ecclesiastical and state authorities with elected and representational leadership. The free market and the independence of academic institutions bloomed in Calvin's Geneva.
The second part of th
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Paul Wichert
Jul 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is a short little book summarizing the life of John Calvin, part of the Calvin 500 series (http://calvin500blog.wordpress.com/th...), and I think a good but very brief introduction to the man and his legacy. Volume 1 in the series, A Theological Guide to Calvin's Institutes was much more substantial, whereas this Volume 2 was almost too slim. But it does cover a fair amount of his life and impact on the Reformation world. Overall a good short review or introduction to Calvin and Calvinisms' ...more
Pastor Ben
Jan 05, 2017 rated it it was ok
This is more along the lines of a pamphlet that cobbles together a number of sources to laud Calvin on the occasion of his 500th birthday. Not a bad thing. It accomplishes what it sets out to do, I think: it's a quick read that tells a person a bit about Calvin.
Peter N.
Dec 17, 2010 rated it really liked it
A good, brief introduction of Calvin's influence, life and followers. Several sections drove me to pray that God would do a similiar work in my life.
Stephanie
Oct 23, 2009 rated it really liked it
Short, succinct, and makes you wonder why people are so anti-Calvin.
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