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The Calvinist Copernicans (History of Science and Scholarship in hte Netherlands #1): The Reception of the New Astronomy in the Dutch Republic, 1575-1750, Vol. 1
Rienk Vermij
9069843404
May 2003
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When it was published in 1543, Copernicus's new astronomy had an enormous impact on intellectual life in early modern Europe, but the reception of his new ideas differed fundamentally from one country to another. Rienk Vermij discusses how--unlike in Roman Catholic lands--discussion in the heavily Calvinist Dutch Republic was initially dominated by humanist scholars who judged Copernicus's work on its mathematical merits. Yet even in this environment, it could not escape eventual philosophical, religious, and political controversies. This book shows how Copernicus's astronomy changed from an alternative cosmology into an established worldview in the Dutch Republic.



A Generous Orthodoxy: Why I Am a Missional, Evangelical, Post/Protestant, Liberal/Conservative, Mystical/Poetic, Biblical, Charismatic/Contemplative, Fundamentalist/Calvinist, Anabaptist/Anglican, Methodist, Catholic, Green, Incarnational, Depressed-yet-Hopeful, Emergent, Unfinished CHRISTIAN
Brian D. McLaren
0310257476
September 1, 2004
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A confession and manifesto from a senior leader in the emerging church movement—A Generous Orthodoxy calls for a radical, Christ-centered orthodoxy of faith and practice in a missional, generous spirit. Brian McLaren argues for a post-liberal, post-conservative, post-protestant convergence, which will stimulate lively interest and global conversation among thoughtful Christians from all traditions.

In a sweeping exploration of belief, author Brian McLaren takes us across the landscape of faith, envisioning an orthodoxy that aims for Jesus, is driven by love, and is defined by missional intent. A Generous Orthodoxy rediscovers the mysterious and compelling ways that Jesus can be embraced across the entire Christian horizon. Rather than establishing what is and is not "orthodox," McLaren walks through...


Why I Am Not a Calvinist
Jerry L. Walls
0830832491
May 2004
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The Cambridge Companion to John Calvin (Cambridge Companions to Religion)
Donald K. McKim (Editor)
052101672X
June 17, 2004
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'This [is a] well rounded collection of eighteen essays on Calvin and his legacy ... because they are written by experts in the field, they also reflect the latest understanding and give readers a wide range of fascinating insights into his place in history.' Contemporary Review
'This volume presents a serious engagement with a wide body of writings. It takes in Calvin's position as a Church reformer, giving us a chance to learn from him and his times, and leaving us with food for thought for our Church today.' BT - Baptist Times
'It was indeed a feast to read this recent publication on the life and work of the world famous theologian John Calvin. ... The editor of this publication, Donald K. McKim, who is also a specialist in Calvin research, may be very proud of this publication and of his editorial work. ... The book...


The Body Broken: The Calvinist Doctrine of the Eucharist and the Symbolization of Power in Sixteenth-Century France
Christopher Elwood
0195121333
January 1999
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In the public religious controversies of sixteenth-century France, no subject received more attention or provoked greater passion that the eucharist. In this study of Reformation theologies of the eucharist, Christopher Elwood contends that the doctrine for which French Protestants argued
played a pivotal role in the development of Calvinist revolutionary politics. By focusing on the new understandings of signs and symbols purveyed in Protestant writing on the sacrament of the Lords Supper, Elwood shows how adherents to the Reformation movement came to interpret the nature of power
and the relation between society and the sacred in ways that departed radically from the views of their Catholic neighbors. The clash of religious, social, and political ideals focused in interpretations of the sacrament led...


Jungs Thought in Relation to Calvinist Theology
Sharn Waldron
0761826866
Nov 2005
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W. Stanford Reid
A. Donald MacLeod
0773528180
Nov 2004
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Calvinists and Libertines: Confessions and Community in Ultrecht, 1578-1620
Benjamin J. Kaplan
0198202830
November 1995
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Why did the Netherlands, after the Dutch Reformation, emerge as the most religiously tolerant country in Europe? The causes lie in the struggle between the Calvinist desire to create a highly organized, disciplined church, and the broadstream, nonconformist "Libertine" alternative. Nowhere was
this conflict more intense than in Utrecht, a city at the heart of the Dutch Reformation.

In this urban case-study, Ben Kaplan gives us a fascinating microcosm of the European Reformation. There have been similar studies on French and German cities, but Calvinists and Libertines is the first to consider the Netherlands, one of the most influential countries of the reformation. The
neglected figure of Hubert Druifhus, a pivotal character of the Dutch Reformation, is brought to the attention of English-speaking...


Convergence: Spiritual Journeys of a Charismatic Calvinist
Sam Storms
0977173909
January 2005
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Calvinists Incorporated: Welsh Immigrants on Ohio's Industrial Frontier
Anne Kelly Knowles
0226448533
February 1997
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Book Description
Bringing immigrants onstage as central players in the drama of rural
capitalist transformation, Anne Kelly Knowles traces a community of
Welsh immigrants to Jackson and Gallia counties in southern Ohio. After
reconstructing the gradual process of community-building, Knowles
focuses on the pivotal moment when the immigrants became involved with
the industrialization of their new region as workers and investors in
Welsh-owned charcoal iron companies. Setting the southern Ohio Welsh in
the context of Welsh immigration as a whole from 1795 to 1850, Knowles
explores how these strict Calvinists responded to the moral dilemmas
posed by leaving their native land and experiencing economic success in
the United States.

Knowles draws on a wide variety of sources, including obituaries...


Richard Hooker and Reformed Theology : A Study of Reason, Will, and Grace (Oxford Theological Monographs)
Nigel Voak
0199260397
May 8, 2003
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Book Description
Richard Hooker (1554-1600) is one of the greatest theologians of the Church of England. In the light of fierce recent debate, this book argues vigorously against the new orthodoxy that Hooker was a Reformed or Calvinist theologian. In so doing it considers such central religious questions as
human freedom, original sin, whether people can deserve salvation, and the nature of religious authority.


Herman Boerhaave (1668-1738): Calvinist Chemist and Physician
Rina Knoeff
9069843420
May 2003
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Book Description
Herman Boerhaave, who held professorships in medicine, botany, and chemistry at the University of Leiden, is often considered the most important medical teacher after Galen. Known during his lifetime as "The Teacher of Europe," his reputation was purported to have reached all the way to China. Previously, historians of science and medicine have stressed the mechanical aspects of his teachings, but have neglected the principles behind them, many of which are alien to modern science. This book shows that Boerhaave's natural philosophy and methodology were rooted in his deep religious faith, and that Calvinism guided much of his scientific thought.



Socinianism and Arminianism: Antitrinitarians, Calvinists, and Cultural Exchange in Seventeenth-Century Europe (Brill's Studies in Intellectual History, ... (Brill's Studies in Intellectual History)
Martin Mulsow (Editor), Jan Rohls (Editor)
9004147152
October 15, 2005
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Book Description
Socinianism has often been studied in national contexts and apart from other currents like Arminianism. This volume is especially interested in the "in-betweens": the relationship of Anti-trinitarianism to "liberal" currents in reformed Protestantism, namely Dutch Remonstrants, English Latitudinarians and some French Huguenots. This in-between also has a local aspect: the volume studies the transformations that Anti-trinitarianism experienced in the complicated transition from its origins in Italy and its refuge in Poland, Moravia and Transsylvania to Prussia, to the Netherlands and later to England. What effects did this transfer have on the dynamics of pluralization in the progressive Netherlands? How did the Socinians overcome social adaptation from a group of exiles to a diffuse movement of modernization? How did...


High Calvinists in Action: Calvinism and the City, Manchester and London, 1810-1860
Ian J. Shaw
0199250774
April 2003
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Book Description
Shaw shows that high Calvinists played a vigorous and successful part in the response of early 19th-century churches to urbanization. He presents six detailed case studies of ministers and their churches in Manchester and London, revealing detailed social analysis of the congregations. His
book is a valuable contribution to the debate about the relation of religion to the modern city.


The Calvinist Roots of the Modern Era
Aliki Barnstone
0874518083
Jan 1997
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Book Description
This collection of essays traces Calvinism's presence in twentieth-century literature and demonstrates its impact as psychological construct, cultural institution, and socio-political model.

From the Publisher
6 x 9 trim. 5 illus. LC 96-51974

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Paradise Postponed (International Archives of the History of Ideas 172): Johann Heinrich and the Birth of Calvinist Millenarianism
Howard Hotson
0792367871
January 2001
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This book provides a uniquely detailed case study of the origins of millenarianism within the vast opera of one of its earliest and most influential Calvinist exponents: the Herborn encyclopedist Johann Heinrich Alsted (1588-1638). The young Alsted, it emerges, looked forward not to the millennium of Apocalypse 20 but to a brief, final period of enhanced illumination described in a poorly understood central European tradition of astrological, alchemical, spiritualist, and generally `occult' prophetic speculation. It was the disasters following the Bohemian Revolt of 1618 which forced Alsted to recast these expectations as the more exclusively scriptural expectation of a literal millennium; and the material for this revision was found in a protracted dispute over the millennium between senior theologians in...


What Is a True Calvinist
Philip Graham Ryken
0875525989
May 2003
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Book Description
This practical introduction to Reformed spirituality demonstrates, in Philip Graham Ryken’s words, that "the doctrines of grace help to preserve all that is right and good in the Christian life: humility, holiness, and thankfulness, with a passion for prayer and evangelism." Ryken continues, "The true Calvinist ought to be the most outstanding Christian—not narrow and unkind, but grounded in God’s grace and therefore generous of spirit."

About the Author
PHILIP GRAHAM RYKEN (M.Div., Westminster Theological Seminary; Ph.D., University of Oxford) is senior minister of Tenth Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia.


John Williamson Nevin
D. G. Hart
0875526624
Aug 2005
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Book Description
Nevin (1803-1886) taught at Mercersburg Seminary when he wrote The Anxious Bench (1843) and The Mystical Presence (1846), volumes dealing with revivalism and the Lord's Supper, respectively. The last ten years have seen a revival of interest in this theologian, who was a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary and who substituted for Charles Hodge during his two-year study-leave in Europe. Hart gives readers insights into Nevin's critique of the revivalist tradition and shows how it applies today, demonstrating the ongoing relevance of this nearly forgotten theologian.

About the Author
D.G. Hart directs the honors programs and faculty development at the Intercollegiate Studies Institute and has written or edited more than fifteen books.

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The Unaccommodated Calvin : Studies in the Foundation of a Theological Tradition (Oxford Studies in Historical Theology)
Richard A. Muller
0195151682
December 20, 2001
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Book Description
This book attempts to understand Calvin in his 16th-century context, with attention to continuities and discontinuities between his thought and that of his predecessors, contemporaries, and successors. Muller pays particular attention to the interplay between theological and philosophical
themes common to Calvin and the medieval doctors, and to developments in rhetoric and method associated with humanism.


Reformation of Community: Social Welfare and Calvinist Charity in Holland, 1572-1620
Charles H. Parker
0521025400
February 2006
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Review
'The first comparative study of urban charitable agencies in Calvinist Holland ... a great accomplishment.' Journal of Modern History

Review
"Both social and church historians will welcome this first comparative study of poor relief in Holland." Religious Studies Review

"This lucidly written and persuasively argued study will be essential reading for students of early modern social, religious, and political history." Catholic Historical Review

"This carefully researched contribution to the development of poor relief and conceptions of ecclesiastical charity leaves the reader with a sense of a work well done. This work is copiously provided with appropriate charts, tables, and comparative statistics. Select illustrations ably illumine the visions of charity assumed and practiced...



Seeing Beyond the Word: Visual Arts and the Calvinist Tradition
Paul Corby Finney (Editor)
080283860X
May 1999
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Calvin in Context
David C. Steinmetz
0195091655
October 5, 1995
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Book Description
This book, a sequel to the author's well-received Luther in Context (1986, Indiana), illuminates Calvin's thought by placing it in the context of the theological and exegetical traditions--ancient, medieval, and contemporary-- that formed it and contributed to its particular texture. Steinmetz
addresses a range of issues almost as wide as the Reformation itself, including the knowledge of God, the problem of iconoclasm, the doctrines of justification and predestination, and the role of the state and the civil magistrate. Along the way, Steinmetz also clarifies the substance of Calvin's
quarrels with Lutherans, Catholics, Anabaptists, and assorted radicals from Ochino to Sozzini.

An accessible yet authoritative general introduction to Calvin's thought, Calvin in Context engages a much wider range of...

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