John Calvin – A Biography


By: Parker, T H L


ISBN: 9780745952284

9 in stock

John Calvin, the French Reformer, had planned a life of quiet scholarship. But while travelling to Strasbourg in 1536, a local war forced him to make a detour through Geneva. Here he stayed, apart from a short period of exile, until the end of his life. His time in Geneva was marked by long, bitter struggles over the independence of the Church from the State and by the corporate discipline imposed on the city. It is fitting that, with the fifth centenary of Calvin’s birth drawing near, this major biography should again be made available. Here Calvin is portrayed in the round as theologian, preacher, biblical scholar, European statesman and, through everything, disciple of Christ.