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August 2021
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The Necessity of Reforming the Church with A Reply to Cardinal Sadoleto

This well-produced volume from the publishing arm of Ligonier Ministries contains new English translations of two works of John Calvin. The first, from 1544, is Calvin’s explanation to Emperor Charles V and the Roman Catholic political leaders of Germany of the Protestant reasoning for reforming the church. Calvin examined four areas: worship, salvation, the…

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April 2021
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The History and Theology of Calvinism

This must be the most comprehensive study of the subject available today. It is difficult to think of any aspect of Calvinism that is not covered. It is divided into two major sections. The first covers the history, and ranges from Augustine through to the 20th century. It explores many of the tributaries thrown…

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July 2018
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Theology Made Practical: New Studies on John Calvin and His Legacy

This book is a series of essays written by three different men on various aspects of Calvin’s life and theology. Its aim is to demonstrate the practical relevance of his theology. Some of the essays were more successful than others in this regard. There are four sections: Calvin’s biography, systematic theology, pastoral and political…

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The Reformed tradition on Israel is diverse

Is the Reformed tradition historically supersessionist? That is, have theologians following the Calvinist trajectory always taught that the church supersedes Israel without remainder, such that the non-Jesus-accepting people of Israel and that little territory on the Mediterranean are no longer theologically significant? One might think so. After all, John Calvin wrote that because the…

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Historical

February 2018
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Pierre Viret (1511-1571) — another forgotten Reformer (3)

With Calvin now back in Geneva, Viret sought to return to Lausanne, where he was greatly needed. However, Calvin badly needed him still in Geneva. Calvin wrote to Farel: ‘Should Viret be taken away from me, I shall be utterly ruined, and this church will be past recovery. On this account, it is only…

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August 2016

Serving with Calvin

Serving with Calvin is a sequel to the author’s earlier work, Worshipping with Calvin, in which he argued for ‘the historic ministry and worship of Reformed Protestantism’. In this later book, he sets out to show us how to do it. There is much that is helpful. An introductory chapter surveys the church scene…

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