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The Christian Polity of John Calvin

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Part of Cambridge Studies in the History and Theory of Politics

  • Date Published: August 1985
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521316385

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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.

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    • Date Published: August 1985
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521316385
    • length: 320 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 138 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.4kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The training of a lawgiver
    2. The Institution: the first version
    3. The first public ministry
    4. Reconstruction
    5. The Institution of 1543
    6. Geneva and Calvin, 1541-64
    7. The civil order of a Christian commonwealth
    8. Political morality in the thought of Calvin
    9. The laws and mores of a Christian commonwealth
    10. Unfinished business: a speculative summary and PostScript.

  • Author

    Harro Höpfl

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