John Calvin's Ideas
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Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of Pages: 448
Width: 16 cm
Height: 24 cm
This is a major study of the theological thought of John Calvin, which examines his central theological ideas through a philosophical lens, looking at issues in Metaphysics, Epistemology, and Ethics. The study, the first of its kind, is concerned with how Calvin actually uses philosophical ideas in his work as a theologian and biblical commentator. The book also includes a careful examination of those ideas of Calvin to which the Reformed Epistemologists appeal, to find grounds and precedent for their development of `Reformed Epistemology', notably the sensus divinitatis and the internal testimony of the Holy Spirit.
...a fine piece of work, meticulously attentive to Calvin and to philosophy. * Stephen N. William, Religious Studies, Volume 41 * Helm's book is unique. As far as I know there is nothing like it. For that reason alone, anyone interested in the thought of John Calvin must include it in his library. * Reformation21 - The Online Magazine of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals * ...we are deeply indebted to Paul Helm for this contribution, not only because of the patient research and refelction, but also because he provides Calvin's thought with a clearly-drawn philosophical profile and provides a stimulus for further detailed effort. * Journal of Religious Studies * ...if you read Helm patiently you will be richly rewarded with profound insights into God and how He can be known... For Calvin scholars, this is certainly a "must-have". * Australian Presbyterian * Professor Helm has put us all in his debt by doing some ground-breaking work on the philosophical and scholastic sources of some of Calvin's ideas. * Australian Presbyterian * An immensely helpful book ... Helm's book is unique. As far as I know there is nothing like it. For that reason alone, anyone interested in the thought of John Calvin must include it in his library ... No one who reads it will have read anything quite like it before. * Scott Oliphint, Westminster Theological Journal *