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John Calvin in Context

John Calvin in Context

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R. Ward Holder, G. Sujin Pak, Raymond A. Mentzer, Greta Grace Kroeker, Olivier Millet, Jonathan Reid, Diane Margolf, Bruce Gordon, Steven Tyra, Charles Parker, Jill Fehleison, William Naphy, Jeffrey Watt, Karin Maag, Elsie A. McKee, Ute Lotz-Heumann, David Price, Jesse Sponholz, Elizabeth A. Lehfeldt, Brad Gregory, David M. Whitford, Ronald Rittgers, Kathleen Comerford, Jon Balserak, Andrew Pettegree, Amanda Eurich, Randall Zachman, Karen E. Spierling, Amy Nelson Burnett, Charles Raith, III, Arnold Huijgen, Carlos M. N. Eire, Rebecca Giselbrecht, Kenneth Woo, Christopher Boyd Brown, Timothy Orr, Peter Opitz, Michael Bruening, Kirk Essary, Esther Chung-Kim, Ralph Keen, Mirjam van Veen, Mack Holt, Jennifer Powell McNutt, Crawford Gribben, Christine Kooi, Yudha Thianto, Keith Stanglin
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  • Publication planned for: November 2019
  • availability: Not yet published - available from November 2019
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108482400

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  • John Calvin in Context offers a comprehensive overview of Calvin's world. Including essays from social, cultural, feminist, and intellectual historians, each specially commissioned for this volume, the book considers the various early modern contexts in which Calvin worked and wrote. It captures his concerns for Northern humanism, his deep involvement in the politics of Geneva, his relationships with contemporaries, and the polemic necessities of responding to developments in Rome and other Protestant sects, notably Lutheran and Anabaptist. The volume also explores Calvin's tasks as a pastor and doctor of the church, who was constantly explicating the text of scripture and applying it to the context of sixteenth-century Geneva, as well as the reception of his role in the Reformation and beyond. Demonstrating the complexity of the world in which Calvin lived, John Calvin in Context serves as an essential research tool for scholars and students of early modern Europe.

    • Places Calvin in his social and cultural context, drawing on his life in the sixteenth century
    • Places Calvin in his intellectual context, as part of an intellectual millieu rather than as a solitary figure
    • Identifies some of the ways Calvin has been received, drawing on the traditions of reading Calvin that both help and hinder the modern view of him and his work
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    • Publication planned for: November 2019
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108482400
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 mm
    • contains: 2 maps
    • availability: Not yet published - available from November 2019
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction – John Calvin in context R. Ward Holder
    Part I. France and its Influence:
    1. John Calvin's life G. Sujin Pak
    2. French Christianity in the early 1500s Raymond A. Mentzer
    3. The University of Paris during Calvin's life Greta Grace Kroeker
    4. French humanism Olivier Millet
    5. French religious politics Jonathan Reid
    6. The French wars of religion Diane Margolf
    Part II. Switzerland, Southern Germany, and Geneva:
    7. The Swiss Confederation in the age of John Calvin Bruce Gordon
    8. Strasbourg in the sixteenth century Steven Tyra
    9. Geneva and its protectors Charles Parker
    10. Daily life in Geneva Jill Fehleison
    11. Reforming the city-state – government in Geneva William Naphy
    12. Consistories and discipline Jeffrey Watt
    13. Reformed education and the Genevan Academy Karin Maag
    14. Worship, pastorale, and diaconate in early modern life Elsie A. McKee
    Part III. Empire and Society:
    15. The politics of the emperors Ute Lotz-Heumann
    16. Judaism in Europe during the late Middle Ages and Renaissance David Price
    17. Refugees Jesse Sponholz
    18. Calvin and women Elizabeth A. Lehfeldt
    Part IV. The Religious Question:
    19. Western ideals of religious reform Brad Gregory
    20. The Luther affair David M. Whitford
    21. Religious colloquies Ronald Rittgers
    22. The Council of Trent and the Augsburg Interirm Kathleen Comerford
    23. Biblical scholarship Jon Balserak
    24. The printed word Andrew Pettegree
    25. Polemic's purpose Amanda Eurich
    26. The style of theology – editions of the institutes Randall Zachman
    27. Baptism Karen E. Spierling
    28. The Eucharist Amy Nelson Burnett
    29. Predestination in early modern thought Charles Raith, III
    30. The challenge of heresy – Servetus and Stancaro Arnold Huijgen
    31. Idolatry Carlos M. N. Eire
    32. Trinitarian controversies Rebecca Giselbrecht
    33. Nicodemism and libertinism Kenneth Woo
    Part V. Calvin's Influences:
    34. Calvin and Luther Christopher Boyd Brown
    35. Calvin and Melanchthon Timothy Orr
    36. Calvin and the Swiss and South German evangelicals Peter Opitz
    37. Calvin's friends – Farel, Viret, and Beza Michael Bruening
    38. Calvin's critics – Bolsec and Castellio Kirk Essary
    39. Calvin's Lutheran critics Esther Chung-Kim
    40. Calvin's Catholic critics Ralph Keen
    41. Calvin and the Anabaptists Mirjam van Veen
    Part VI. Calvin's Reception – Our Context:
    42. International Calvinism Mack Holt
    43. Calvin legends – hagiography and demonology Jennifer Powell McNutt
    44. Calvin in the British Isles and the colonies Crawford Gribben
    45. Calvin in the Netherlands and the Dutch Atlantic world Christine Kooi
    46. Calvin in Asia Yudha Thianto
    47. Calvin's theoretical legacy in the seventeenth-nineteenth centuries Keith Stanglin
    48. Calvin's fortunes in the twentieth century Bruce Gordon
    Conclusion – Calvin and Calvinism R. Ward Holder.

  • Editor

    R. Ward Holder, Saint Anselm College, New Hampshire
    R. Ward Holder is Professor of Theology at Saint Anselm College, New Hampshire. He is the author of John Calvin and the Grounding of Interpretation: Calvin's First Commentaries (2005), and Crisis and Renewal: The Era of the Reformation (2009). He has edited Reformation Readings of Romans (2008), with Kathy Ehrensperger, A Companion to Paul in the Reformation (2009), and co-edited Emancipating Calvin: Culture and Confessional Identity in Francophone Reformed Communities (2017) with Karen Spierling and Erik de Boer. His current work focuses on Calvin's use of the theological tradition as a source for his own doctrinal formulations.

    Contributors

    R. Ward Holder, G. Sujin Pak, Raymond A. Mentzer, Greta Grace Kroeker, Olivier Millet, Jonathan Reid, Diane Margolf, Bruce Gordon, Steven Tyra, Charles Parker, Jill Fehleison, William Naphy, Jeffrey Watt, Karin Maag, Elsie A. McKee, Ute Lotz-Heumann, David Price, Jesse Sponholz, Elizabeth A. Lehfeldt, Brad Gregory, David M. Whitford, Ronald Rittgers, Kathleen Comerford, Jon Balserak, Andrew Pettegree, Amanda Eurich, Randall Zachman, Karen E. Spierling, Amy Nelson Burnett, Charles Raith, III, Arnold Huijgen, Carlos M. N. Eire, Rebecca Giselbrecht, Kenneth Woo, Christopher Boyd Brown, Timothy Orr, Peter Opitz, Michael Bruening, Kirk Essary, Esther Chung-Kim, Ralph Keen, Mirjam van Veen, Mack Holt, Jennifer Powell McNutt, Crawford Gribben, Christine Kooi, Yudha Thianto, Keith Stanglin

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