John Calvin as Teacher Pastor and Theologian

Offers a comprehensive understanding of Calvin and the scope of his work and writing in a clear, accessible fashion.

John Calvin as Teacher  Pastor  and Theologian

Offers a comprehensive understanding of Calvin and the scope of his work and writing in a clear, accessible fashion.

Reconsidering John Calvin

Places Calvin in conversation with theologians such as Barth and Kierkegaard and reconsiders his understanding of judgment and love.

Reconsidering John Calvin

Places Calvin in conversation with theologians such as Barth and Kierkegaard and reconsiders his understanding of judgment and love.

John Calvin as Teacher Pastor and Theologian

a combination of dialectical, rhetorical, and contemplative theology, which has as its objective bringing its readers to ... As we hope to demonstrate, Calvin is a teacher of godly doctrine to future pastors and teachers of the church, ...

John Calvin as Teacher  Pastor  and Theologian

John Calvin has been the subject of numerous studies, but most have focused on one aspect of his thought or a limited selection of his writings. This study of Calvin adopts a uniquely holistic approach. Randall Zachman begins with a brief biography and considers Calvin's own understanding of his ministry as a teacher and pastor. From this perspective, he surveys Calvin's writings and their place in the work of reforming the church--both through the training of clergy and the instruction of the laity. Zachman then considers Calvin as a theologian. In contrast to Martin Luther, Calvin sought to balance the verbal proclamation of the Word with an emphasis on the visible manifestation of God--both in creation and in Christ. This study will be of great interest to Reformed clergy and to students of the Reformation and Calvinism.

John Calvin and Roman Catholicism

Historians, theologians, and pastors will profit from this book."--John Patrick Donnelly, SJ, Marquette University

John Calvin and Roman Catholicism

Protestant and Catholic scholars examine the relationship of John Calvin to Roman Catholicism, offering historical essays on sixteenth- and seventeenth-century interactions and contemporary assessments.

Image and Word in the Theology of John Calvin

This is a monumental accomplishment. Written in a lively, lucid manner, this work should be of interest not only to Calvin scholars but also to a more general readership.

Image and Word in the Theology of John Calvin

In his groundbreaking new study of the Swiss reformer, Randall C. Zachman reveals and analyzes John Calvin's understanding of image and word both comprehensively and chronologically, with attention to the way that each theme develops in Calvin's theology. For most scholars, John Calvin (1509-1564) insisted on the essential invisibility of God in order to deny that God could be represented in any kind of visible image. This claim formed one of his foundational arguments against the display of man-made images in worship. Given the transcendence of God, Calvin rejected the human attempt to create signs and symbols of GodÕs presence on earth, especially the statues, images, and paintings present in Roman Catholic churches. Zachman argues, in contrast, that although Calvin rejects the use of what he calls "dead images" in worship, he does so to focus our attention on the "living images of God" in which the invisible God becomes somewhat visible. Calvin insists that these images cannot rightly be contemplated without the Word of God to clarify their meaning; we are only led to the true knowledge of God when we hold together the living images of God that we see with the Word of God that we hear. This combination of seeing and hearing pervades Calvin's theology, from his understanding of the self-revelation of God the Creator to his development of the self-manifestation of God the Redeemer in Jesus Christ. According to Zachman, Calvin maintains the same linking of seeing and hearing in our relationships with other human beings: we must always hold together what we see in others' gestures and actions with what we hear in their words, so that the hidden thoughts of their hearts might be manifested to us. Zachman's nuanced argument that Calvin holds image and word, manifestation and proclamation, in an inseparable relationship is relevant to all the major themes of Calvin's theology. It constitutes a highly significant and surprising contribution to our knowledge of the Reformation and an invitation to further study of theological aesthetics. "Randall C. Zachman's Image and Word in the Theology of John Calvin may well become the standard introduction to the theology of John Calvin. Better than any book I know, Zachman makes sense of Calvin's work and methods while capturing Calvin's religious sensibilities in a way no other does. This may be the book that finally demolishes an older image of Calvin that much of the Calvin scholarship has been chipping away at for the last thirty years. Zachman's fresh reading of Calvin makes a true scholarly contribution that could well shape Calvin studies--and broader late medieval and early modern studies that bump into Calvin--for the next generation." --Thomas J. Davis, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis "With this impressive study Randall Zachman has established himself as one of the foremost Calvin scholars in the world. His earlier works--The Assurance of Faith (a study of conscience in Luther and Calvin), and John Calvin as Teacher, Pastor and Theologian--were substantial contributions to Calvin studies, but this large volume is the capstone of many years of immersing himself in the Calvinian corpus. Developing two major motifs of the living images of God the Creator and God the Redeemer, the author treats a wide variety of themes in Calvin's theology in a fresh and creative way. This is a monumental accomplishment. Written in a lively, lucid manner, this work should be of interest not only to Calvin scholars but also to a more general readership." --I. John Hesselink, emeritus, Western Theological Seminary "Most students of John Calvin concentrate on his use of words and make of his form of religion one that can be absorbed only by listening or reading. Randall Zachman, by examining closely Calvin's constant references to living images, suggests that Calvin created a form of religion that should be absorbed by both listening and looking, revealed in both truth and beauty. His book supplies a fresh view that will be of special interest to those seeking ecumenical perspectives on Calvin's important contributions to the Christian tradition." --Robert M. Kingdon, Emeritus, University of Wisconsin-Madison

A Companion to Paul in the Reformation

11 For a comparison of Calvin's commentary and sermons on Ephesians, see Randall C. Zachman, John Calvin as Teacher, Pastor, and Theologian: The Shape of His Writings and Thought (Grand Rapids, 2006), pp. 147–72.

A Companion to Paul in the Reformation

The reception and interpretation of the writings of St Paul in the early modern period forms the subject of this volume. Written by experts in the field, the articles offer a critical overview of current research, and introduce the major themes in Pauline interpretation in the Reformation.

CALVIN 500

Calvin, Institutes IV.1.9. 17. Long, The Witness of Preaching, 19–28. 18. Zachman, John Calvin as Teacher, Pastor and Theologian, 172. 19. Sermon 14 on Ephesians, as translated in Zachman, John Calvin as Teacher, Pastor and Theologian, ...

CALVIN 500

[email protected] is an exercise in appreciative criticism and appropriation of the Reformer's work for church and society. The collection serves as an introduction to the life and thought of this sixteenth-century Reformer in his context. The book also traces Calvin's continuing legacy for political, economic, theological, spiritual, and inter-religious practices of our own time. The essays reflect the depth and breadth of Calvin scholarship from the sixteenth century to the present. They also reflect Calvin's own wide-ranging ministry: the authors are pastors, teachers, social justice workers, and theologians. [email protected] arose from two Canadian conferences on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of Calvin's birth.

Restoration Through Redemption John Calvin Revisited

89 randall Zachman, John Calvin as Teacher, Pastor, and Theologian: The Shape of His Writings and Thought (Grand rapids: Baker academic, 2006). 90 randall Zachman, Image and Word in the Theology of John Calvin (notre dame: university of ...

Restoration Through Redemption John Calvin Revisited

The restoration of creation offers the perspective through which Calvin’s heritage is analyzed and made fruitful for contemporary Reformed theology. Restoration through Redemption shows that Calvin’s theology hinges on Christology, but extends to the whole creation.

Calvin s Company of Pastors

See Zachman, John Calvin as Teacher, Pastor, and Theologian, 60–62. 79. Maag, Seminary or University? 10–11. 80. Comm. Eph. 4:11, CO 51, col. 198. English version in CNTC 11:179. See Zachman's discussion of this passage, John Calvin as ...

Calvin s Company of Pastors

In Calvin's Company of Pastors, Scott Manetsch examines the pastoral theology and practical ministry activities of Geneva's reformed ministers from the time of Calvin's arrival in Geneva until the beginning of the seventeenth century. During these seven decades, more than 130 men were enrolled in Geneva's Venerable Company of Pastors (as it was called), including notable reformed leaders such as Pierre Viret, Theodore Beza, Simon Goulart, Lambert Daneau, and Jean Diodati. Aside from these better-known epigones, Geneva's pastors from this period remain hidden from view, cloaked in Calvin's long shadow, even though they played a strategic role in preserving and reshaping Calvin's pastoral legacy. Making extensive use of archival materials, published sermons, catechisms, prayer books, personal correspondence, and theological writings, Manetsch offers an engaging and vivid portrait of pastoral life in sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century Geneva, exploring the manner in which Geneva's ministers conceived of their pastoral office and performed their daily responsibilities of preaching, public worship, moral discipline, catechesis, administering the sacraments, and pastoral care. Manetsch demonstrates that Calvin and his colleagues were much more than ivory tower theologians or "quasi-agents of the state," concerned primarily with dispensing theological information to their congregations or enforcing magisterial authority. Rather, they saw themselves as spiritual shepherds of Christ's Church, and this self-understanding shaped to a significant degree their daily work as pastors and preachers.

John Calvin An introduction to his theological thought

Wendel ( F. ) , Calvin . Sources et évolution de sa pensée religieuse , Geneva , Labor et Fides , 21985 . Zachman ( R. C. ) , John Calvin as Teacher , Pastor , and Theologian , Grand Rapids Mich . , Baker Academic , 2006 [ collected ...

John Calvin  An introduction to his theological thought


John Calvin as Sixteenth Century Prophet

Calvin as Teacher, Pastor, and Theologian.13 It does not appear in Heiko Oberman's scholarly labors on Calvin, nor can it be found in more recent short works by authors such as Christian Link.14 Obviously, it would be tedious and ...

John Calvin as Sixteenth Century Prophet

This study examines Calvin's belief that he was a prophet "placed over nations and kingdoms to tear down and destroy, to build and to plant" (Jer 1: 10). With this authority, Calvin pursued an expansionist agenda which blended religious, political, and social aspects towards the goal of a Protestant France .

John Calvin

Christian Humanist and Evangelical Reformer John W. de Gruchy. McKim, Donald K (ed) 1992. ... The Cambridge Companion to John Calvin. ... John Calvin as Teacher, Pastor and Theologian. Grand Rapids MI: Baker. INDEX OF PERSONS Adrian VI ...

John Calvin

2009 is the 500th anniversary of the birth of Calvin, the Reformed theologian whose legacy has played such an important role in the shaping of modern South Africa. The popular understanding of him as grim moralist, proponent of predestination and a tyrannical God is a caricature, but one that does spring from aspects of Calvin's legacy. In this book, De Gruchy attempts to restate the Reformed tradition as a transforming force, one that opposed slavery and apartheid and that participated in the struggle for liberation and transformation in this country. De Gruchy considers Christian humanism to be an alternative to both Christian fundamentalism and secularism, as "being a Christian is all about being truly human in common with the rest of humanity", and has come to the conclusion that there is much to retrieve and celebrate in the Reformed tradition that is of importance for the ecumenical church and global society in the 21st century. The "evangelical" element in the title refers to the literal meaning of the word - "good news" - which is at the heart of being both Christian and human.

Theology Made Practical

New Studies on John Calvin and His Legacy Joel R. Beeke, David W. Hall, Michael A. G. Haykin ... Life of John Calvin, 59; Oberman, Initia Calvini, 38; and Randall C. Zachman, John Calvin as Teacher, Pastor, and Theologian: The Shape of ...

Theology Made Practical

In Theology Made Practical , Joel R. Beeke, David W. Hall, and Michael A. G. Haykin declare the significance of John Calvin’s life and ideas—particularly his contributions to systematic theology, pastoral theology, and political theology—as well as the influence he had on others through the centuries. With focused studies related to the Trinity, predestination, the Holy Spirit, justification, preaching, missions, principles of government, welfare, and marriage, this book demonstrates how Calvin’s thought has been, and still is, a dynamic wellspring of fruitfulness for numerous areas of the Christian life. More than 450 years since Calvin experienced the beatific vision, his thinking about God and His Word still possesses what our culture passionately longs for—true relevancy. Table of Contents: Part 1: Calvin’s Biography 1. The Young Calvin: Preparation for a Life of Ministry—Michael A. G. Haykin 2. Practical Lessons from the Life of Idelette Calvin—Joel R. Beeke Part 2: Calvin’s Systematic Theology 3. “Uttering the Praises of the Father, of the Son, and of the Spirit”: John Calvin on the Divine Triunity —Michael A. G. Haykin 4. Calvin on Similarities and Differences on Election and Reprobation—Joel R. Beeke 5. Calvin on the Holy Spirit—Joel R. Beeke 6. Explicit and Implicit Appendixes to Calvin’s View of Justification by Faith —David W. Hall Part 3: Calvin’s Pastoral and Political Theology 7. Calvin’s Experiential Preaching—Joel R. Beeke 8. John Calvin and the Missionary Endeavor of the Church—Michael A. G. Haykin 9. Calvin on Principles of Government—David W. Hall 10. Calvin on Welfare: Diaconal Ministry in Geneva—David W. Hall 11. Christian Marriage in the Twenty-First Century: Calvin on the Purpose of Marriage—Michael A. G. Haykin Part 4: Calvin’s Legacy 12. Calvin’s Circle of Friends: Propelling an Enduring Movement—David W. Hall 13. Calvin as a Calvinist—Joel R. Beeke 14. Calvinism and Revival—Michael A. G. Haykin

John Calvin and the Righteousness of Works

... KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 1986); John L. Thompson, “Calvin as Biblical Interpreter,” in The Cambridge Companion to John Calvin, 58–73; Randall C. Zachman, Calvin as Teacher, Pastor, and Theologian: The Shape of His Writings ...

John Calvin and the Righteousness of Works

John Calvin’s understanding of works-righteousness is more complex than is often recognized. While he denounces it in some instances, he affirms it in others. This study shows that Calvin affirms works-righteousness within the context where faith-righteousness is already established, and that he even teaches a form of justification by works. Calvin ascribes not only a positive role to good works in relation to divine acceptance, but also soteriological value to believers’ good works. This study demonstrates such by exploring Calvin’s theological anthropology, his understanding of divine-human activity, his teaching on the nature of good works, and his understanding of divine grace and benevolence. It also addresses current debates in Calvin scholarship by exploring topics such as union with Christ, the relation between justification and sanctification, the relation between good works and divine acceptance, the role of good works in the Christian life, and the content of good works.

Pictures at a Theological Exhibition

In his commentary on Ephesians 4:11, Calvin himself comments: “I have no objection to [pastors] receiving the name ... See also Randall C. Zachman's comments on this passage in John Calvin as Teacher, Pastor, and Theologian: The Shape ...

Pictures at a Theological Exhibition

In this collection of essays, Kevin Vanhoozer turns from hermeneutical theory to hermeneutical practice through explorations of how theology informs the church's worship, witness and wisdom.

John Calvin Myth and Reality

Papers of the 2009 Calvin Studies Society Colloquium Amy N. Burnett. Macmillan, 1958. ———. “Philosophy. ... Zachman, Randall C. Image and Word in the Theology of John Calvin. ... John Calvin as Teacher, Pastor, and Theologian.

John Calvin  Myth and Reality

The chapters in this volume were originally presented as papers at the 2009 colloquium of the Calvin Studies Society, held to mark the five-hundredth anniversary of John Calvin's birth. They offer a fresh evaluation of Calvin's ideas and achievements, and describe how others--from his contemporaries to the present--have responded to or built upon the Calvinist heritage. This book dispels popular misperceptions about Calvin and Calvinism, allowing readers to make a more accurate assessment of Calvin's importance as a theologian and historical figure. Contributions address areas in which Calvin's legacy has been most controversial or misunderstood, such as his attitude toward women, his advocacy of church discipline, and his understanding of predestination. These essays also give a nuanced picture of the impact of Calvinism by taking account of both the positive and negative reactions to it from the early modern period to the present. Part 1: Calvin: The Man and His Work Part 2: Appeal of and Responses to Calvinism Part 3: The Impact of Calvin's Ideas

Becoming a Pastor Theologian

f you were to see my copy of Gerald Hiestand and Todd Wilson's The Pastor Theologian, you would find the letter Q in ... 2Randall C. Zachman, John Calvin as Teacher, Pastor, and Theologian: The Shape of His Writings and Thought (Grand ...

Becoming a Pastor Theologian

The Center for Pastor Theologians (CPT) seeks to overcome the bifurcation that has developed between the roles of pastor and theologian. Based on the first CPT conference in 2015, this volume brings together the reflections of church leaders and academic theologians to consider how these roles might be reconnected once again.

Creator and Creation according to Calvin on Genesis

This considers biblical theologian as a broad and almost all-embracing designation. Ford Lewis Battles sees Calvin ... 114 Randall C. Zachman, John Calvin as Teacher, Pastor and Theologian, (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2006), 13.

Creator and Creation according to Calvin on Genesis

In her work Rebekah Earnshaw provides an analysis of Creator and creation according to Calvin on Genesis. This offers a new theological reading of Calvin’s Genesis commentary and sermons, with an eye to systematic interests. This analysis is presented in four chapters: The Creator, The Agent and Act of Creation, Creatures, and Providence. Calvin on Genesis gives unique insights into each of these. First, the Creator has priority in Calvin’s thought. The Creator is l’Eternal, who is infinitely distinct and abundantly for creatures in his virtues. Second, the agent of creation is triune and the act of creation is “from nothing” as well as in and with time. This is a purposeful beginning. Third, Calvin affirms creaturely goodness and order. The relation of humans and animals illustrates Calvin’s holistic view of creation as well as the impact of corruption and disorder. Providential sustenance and concursus are closely tied to the nature of creatures and the initial word. Fourth, fatherly governance for the church is presented separately and demonstrated by Calvin’s treatment of Abraham and Joseph. Earlier presentations of Calvin on Creator and creation are incomplete, because of the lack of sustained attention to Calvin on Genesis. This analysis supplements works that concentrated on the Institutes and Calvin on Job, by bringing new material to bear. Further, throughout this analysis lies the implicit example of a biblical theologian, who pursues what is useful from scripture for the sake of piety in the church. Insights from Calvin’s thought on Genesis provide a foundation for systematic work that reflects on this locus and the integrated practice of theology.

Infinity Dwindled to Infancy

But for John Calvin (1509-64) the ministries of pastor and teacher (“doctor” in the Latin translation that he used) were distinct — and he very much identified himself as someone who was called to the ministry of teaching theology, ...

Infinity Dwindled to Infancy

At the heart of all ecumenical dialogue between Catholics and Evangelicals is their fundamental agreement on Christology and a common understanding and confession of the lordship of Jesus Christ as the unique Savior of the human race. Infinity Dwindled to Infancy provides a broad survey of doctrinal and historical issues at play in Christology. Drawing from a wide range of sources contemporary New Testament scholarship and patristic Christology, key medieval theologians, major Protestant voices, Catholic theologians, and recent magisterial statements from Vatican II Edward T. Oakes presents two millennia of thinking on one of the great paradoxes at the heart of Christian faith: an infinite God who is finite man . . . in short, Infinity dwindled to infancy.

The Writings of John Calvin

Louisville, 2005. ———. Image and Word in the Theology of John Calvin. Notre Dame, IN, 2007. ———. John Calvin as Teacher, Pastor, and Theologian: The Shape of His Writings and Thought. Grand Rapids, 2006. Chronological Index of Calvin's ...

The Writings of John Calvin

In this expanded edition of an invaluable resource, Wulfert de Greef guides renders through Calvin's many writings. By exploring' the historical background of each of Calvin's works and providing helpful insights into individual texts themselves, de Greef has presented Calvin students and scholars with a clear and comprehensive guide to the thought of the great Genevan reformer, A biography of Calvin, which focuses on the main events and people with whom he dealt, is an added feature of this useful reference work.