Item description for John Calvin--A Biography by T. H. L. Parker...
Overview With clear and concise explanations of Calvin's theology, analyses of his major works, and insights into his preaching, this definitive biography brings this crucially important reformer and his world to life for readers.
John Calvin was one of the most important leaders of the sixteenth-century Protestant Reformation. In this revision of his major biography, T. H. L. Parker explores Calvin's achievement against the backdrop of the turbulent times in which he lived. With clear and concise explanations of Calvin's theology, analyses of his major works, and insights into his preaching, this definitive biography brings this crucially important reformer and his world to life for readers.
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Studio: Westminster John Knox Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.97" Width: 6.34" Height: 0.56" Weight: 0.72 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2007
Publisher PRESBYTERIAN PUBLISHING #86
ISBN 0664231810 ISBN13 9780664231811
Availability 0 units.
More About T. H. L. Parker
T.H.L. Parker was Emeritus Reader in Theology at Durham University.
T. H. L. Parker currently resides in Durham. T. H. L. Parker was born in 1916 and has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Durham.
T. H. L. Parker has published or released items in the following series...
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Beautifully Done Apr 2, 2007
THL Parker has continued to place us all in his debt with his solid, serious, inspirational work on the various aspects of John Calvn's theology. This is one of the better biography's in print on Calvin's life and I would recommend it enthusastically.
Though now roughly thirty years old, it was the first biography written on Calvin's life in quite some time when it was published. Though not as current as Bernard Cottret's recent biography, it seems more in touch with the subject matter than Cottret does.
Cottret, it seems to me, seeks too much "objectivity" in rehearshing the details of Calvin's life--Parker clearly has a fondness for Calvin and the sources with which he is familiar and it shows in this biography.
Parker has an enthusiasm for the material that I find missing in Cottret's otherwise outstanding work. I would recommend everything that Parker has authored as worthy of being read, reflected upon, and used. Particularly this biography of Calvin.