Calvin Und Calvinismus

Author: Irene Dingel,H. J. Selderhuis

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3525101066

Category: Religion

Page: 526

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English summary: The contributions to this volume deal with the current interdisciplinary research on Calvin's work and impact in a European perspective. John Calvin's work influenced Europe not only theologically but also socially, politically, and culturally. Contributors are Karl Kardinal Lehmann, Mainz; Irene Dingel, Mainz; Amy Nelson Burnett, Lincoln; Emidio Campi, Zurich; Raymond Mentzer, Iowa; Mirjam van Veen, Amsterdam; Matthias Schnettger, Mainz; Ulrich Wien, Landau; Kestutis Daugirdas, Mainz; Herman J. Selderhuis, Apeldoorn; Heiner Luck, Halle; Eike Wolgast, Heidelberg; Matthieu Arnold, Strasbourg; Judith Becker, Mainz; Barbara Pitkin, Stanford; Max Engammare, Genf; Wolf-Friedrich Schaufele, Marburg; Christoph Strohm, Heidelberg; Elsie McKee, Princeton; Peter Opitz, Zurich; Athina Lexutt, Giessen; Volker Leppin, Jena; Olivier Millet, Paris; Mark Greengrass, Sheffield; Stefan Ehrenpreis, Munchen; Matthias Muller, Mainz and Ruth Slenczka, Berlin. German description: Die von Irene Dingel und Herman Selderhuis versammelten Beitrage widmen sich der europaischen Ausstrahlung des Genfer Reformators Johannes Calvin und den weitgreifenden Wirkungen des Calvinismus. Dabei kommt der Calvinismus als ein landerubergreifendes konfessionelles System in den Blick, dessen Gestaltungskrafte sich sowohl in theologischer als auch in gesellschaftlicher, politischer und kultureller Hinsicht ausserten, mit bestehenden Systemen in Interaktion traten und so wesentlich zur Auspragung des modernen Europa beitrugen. In drei thematischen Schwerpunkten kommen zunachst die Person Calvins und ihre Einflusse in West- und Osteuropa zur Sprache, sodann die durch Vertreibung, Exil und Neuaufbau gepragte Wirklichkeit des fruhneuzeitlichen Calvinismus und schliesslich die in einer spezifischen Spiritualitat und deren Medien Gestalt gewinnende geistige Kraft des Calvinismus. Der Band greift die verschiedenen aktuellen Forschungsdiskurse auf, fuhrt sie unter der Perspektive der europaischen Wirkmachtigkeit des Calvinismus zusammen und eroffnet durch seine Interdisziplinaritat und Internationalitat zugleich neue Blickwinkel, um auf diese Weise impulsgebend auf die Forschung zu wirken.


Author: W. van 't Spijker

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664232256

Category: Religion

Page: 197

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In this book, one of the world's leading Calvin scholars, Willem van 't Spijker, provides a compact guide to Calvin's life and the main elements of his thought. By tracing Calvin's influence, he shows both the development of Calvin's thought and the ways in which it was important in his time and later. The book will be an excellent introduction to Calvin's life and thought for both beginning students and those already acquainted with Calvin's work.

John Calvin

Author: William J. Bouwsma

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199762972

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 3086

Historians have credited--or blamed--Calvinism for many developments in the modern world, including capitalism, modern science, secularization, democracy, individualism, and unitarianism. These same historians, however, have largely ignored John Calvin the man. When people consider him at all, they tend to view him as little more than the joyless tyrant of Geneva who created an abstract theology as forbidding as himself. This volume, written by the eminent historian William J. Bouwsma, who has devoted his career to exploring the larger patterns of early modern European history, seeks to redress these common misconceptions of Calvin by placing him back in the proper historical context of his time. Eloquently depicting Calvin's life as a French exile, a humanist in the tradition of Erasmus, and a man unusually sensitive to the complexities and contradictions of later Renaissance culture, Bouwsma reveals a surprisingly human, plausible, ecumenical, and often sympathetic Calvin. John Calvin offers a brilliant reassessment not only of Calvin but also of the Reformation and its relationship to the movements of the Renaissance.

Divine Accommodation in John Calvin’s Theology

Author: Arnold Huijgen

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3647569445

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Arnold Huijgen analysiert und bewertet den Akkommodationsbegriff in der Theologie Johannes Calvins. Akkommodation meint, dass Gott sich in seiner Offenbarung dem menschlichen Begriffsvermögen anpasst. Calvins Akkommodationsbegriff wurde wahrscheinlich terminologisch beeinflusst von Erasmus, während es inhaltlich geprägt wurde von Motiven aus der Theologie der Kirchenvätern. Der Autor vertritt die These, dass Calvins Akkommodationsbegriff unter zwei Aspekten beschrieben werden kann: Pädagogik und Offenbarung. Der pädagogische Aspekt liegt in Calvins Verständnis der Heilsgeschichte und des Verhältnisses von Altem und Neuem Testament. Christus als Mittler hat eine zentrale Funktion für diesen Aspekt. Der Offenbarungsaspekt bezieht sich auf Calvins Verständnis des Wesens Gottes, das er oft beschreibt als liege es hinter Gottes Offenbarung. Calvins Definition der Offenbarung als Akkommodation impliziert eine bestimmte Dynamik der Offenbarung.Anhand dieser Analyse bewertet Huijgen Calvins Akkommodationsbegriff theologisch in einem Vergleich mit der modernen Kritik dieses Begriffs bei I.A. Dorner, H.M. Kuitert und K. Barth. Der Autor konkludiert dass den Akkommodationsbegriff in vielen Punkten kritisiert werden muss, aber dass besonders der pädagogische Aspekt fruchtbar gemacht werden kann für die heutige Theologie.

Calvin's Political Theology and the Public Engagement of the Church

Author: Matthew J. Tuininga

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 131677287X

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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In Calvin's Political Theology and the Public Engagement of the Church, Matthew J. Tuininga explores a little appreciated dimension of John Calvin's political thought, his two kingdoms theology, as a model for constructive Christian participation in liberal society. Widely misunderstood as a proto-political culture warrior, due in part to his often misinterpreted role in controversies over predestination and the heretic Servetus, Calvin articulated a thoughtful approach to public life rooted in his understanding of the gospel and its teaching concerning the kingdom of God. He staked his ministry in Geneva on his commitment to keeping the church distinct from the state, abandoning simplistic approaches that placed one above the other, while rejecting the temptations of sectarianism or separatism. This revealing analysis of Calvin's vision offers timely guidance for Christians seeking a mode of faithful, respectful public engagement in democratic, pluralistic communities today.

Calvin's Concept of the Law

Author: I. John Hesselink

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1556350074

Category: Religion

Page: 324

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Calvin's Geneva

Author: E. William Monter

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 162032296X

Category: Religion

Page: 266

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For over four hundred years, the city of Geneva has been important in Western history. The character of this city--steady, serious, erudite, clannish, and proud--has remained virtually unchanged since Calvin's time, the heroic age when she first became famous. Professor Monter relates the "success story" of this fascinating city through a fresh synthesis of printed and archival sources. In the sixteenth century, Geneva succeeded in winning and maintaining her independence, a feat unique in Reformation Europe. Into this special environment came Calvin--and his triumph was the result of a brilliant mind and an undeviating will being placed in the midst of the crude and confused surroundings of a revolutionary commune. Professor Monter explores the components of Geneva's and Calvin's fame in a number of ways. First, he outlines the history of the city from the early sixteenth century to Calvin's death in 1564, showing the tumultuous environment of the city where Calvin worked and the means by which local opposition to Calvin dissolved. He next describes the principal institutions and social groups of Calvin's Geneva: the established church, the civil government, and the foreign refugee communities. Finally, he assesses Calvin's legacy to Geneva and discusses the workings of Calvinism after its founder's death. As a whole, Calvin's Geneva is a revealing portrait of a major city and an acute analysis of its effect on one of the most important men in the sixteenth century.

The Christian Polity of John Calvin

Author: Harro Höpfl

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521316385

Category: History

Page: 303

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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 previously formulated ideas. Later chapters examine whether and to what extent Calvin developed a distinctive vision of the Christian polity as part of an overall conception of the Christian life.

A Reader's Guide to Calvin's Institutes

Author: Anthony N. S. Lane

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 080103731X

Category: Religion

Page: 174

View: 5896

A leading Calvin scholar provides an annotated guide to the reading of Calvin's Institutes, selecting passages critical to understanding Calvin's theology.

Calvin's Economic and Social Thought

Author: André Biéler

Publisher: World Council of Churches


Category: Religion

Page: 545

View: 4937

Examines the economic and social thought of the 16th-century reformer John Calvin as a turning point in western history that transformed European understanding of wealth and poverty, and civil government and the responsibility of citizens. This book examines his practical theology within the context of his proclamation of the Christian gospel.