Posted by: Michael M. Dewalt | June 2, 2009

John Calvin: A Life Lived Wholeheartedly for God

 

(Post by Ligonier Ministers)    

Towering over the centuries of church history, there stands one figure of such monumental importance that he still commands attention and arouses intrigue. Called “one of the truly great men of all time,” his masterful expositions of Scripture laid down the doctrinal distinctives of the Protestant Reformation. His theological thunder defined and articulated the core truths of that history-altering movement in sixteenth-century Europe. 

In turn, those lofty ideas helped fashion the founding principles of Western civilization, giving rise to the republican form of government, the ideals of public education, and the philosophy of free-market capitalism. A world-class theologian, a revered exegete, a renowned teacher, an ecclesiastical statesman, an influential Reformer — he was all of these and more. His name was John Calvin.
(Steven Lawson, The Expository Genius of John Calvin)

As we celebrate the 500th birthday of John Calvin, let us make it a point to take the time to discover the wisdom of this great Reformer.

Resources about John Calvin
Calvin’s Teaching on Job by Derek Thomas
The Expository Genius of John Calvin by Steven J. Lawson
The Five Dilemmas of Calvinism by Craig Brown
The Five Points of Calvinism by Steele, Thomas, and Quinn
Heroes of the Christian Faith by R.C. Sproul
The Holiness of God 2009 National Pre-Conference by Various
John Calvin by Simonetta Carr
John Calvin: A Heart for Devotion, Doctrine & Doxology edited by Burk Parsons
John Calvin: His Life and Influence by Robert Reymond
Living for God’s Glory: An Introduction to Calvinism by Joel Beeke

Resources by John Calvin
Calvin’s Commentaries – 500th Anniversary Edition
Calvin’s Ecclesiastical Advice
Golden Booklet of the True Christian Life
Grace and Its Fruits
Heart Aflame
Institutes of the Christian Religion
 (2-volume set)
Institutes of the Christian Religion
Letters of John Calvin
Sermons on the Beatitudes
Thine Is My Heart
Tracts and Treatises
Treatises on the Sacraments
Truth for All Time


Resources by John Calvin Available from Other Publishers
The Bondage and Liberation of the Will (Baker Books)
Concerning the Eternal Predestination of God (John Knox Press)
Theological Treatises (John Knox Press)
Genesis (Crossway)
John Calvin: Selections from His Writings (HarperCollins)
On Prayer: Conversation with God (John Knox Press)
A Reformation Debate (Baker Books)
Sermons on Second Samuel (Banner of Truth)
Sermons on Job (Banner of Truth)
Songs of the Nativity: Selected Sermons on Luke 1 and 2 (Banner)
Sermons on the Book of Micah (P&R)
Sermons on the Acts of the Apostles: Chapters 1-7 (Banner of Truth)
Sermons on Galatians (Banner of Truth)
Sermons on Ephesians (Banner of Truth)

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