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By Joel R. Beeke

Calvin for the twenty first Century is an edited compilation of the stimulating addresses given on the Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary’s annual convention in August 2009, at Grand Rapids, Michigan. The ebook includes a wealth of data and useful purposes approximately the best way to use Calvin’s proposal in our tough day. issues comprise Calvin on preaching Christ from the previous testomony, missions, the church, Scripture, the Spirit’s paintings, redemption, ethics, believers’ advantages, the early church, reprobation, marriage, and reforming the church. A spotlight is Ligon Duncan’s bankruptcy on “The Resurgence of Calvinism in America.” The booklet concludes with a precis bankruptcy by way of the editor, Joel Beeke, who expounds twelve purposes Calvin is critical for us this present day. extra writers contain Jerry Bilkes, Michael Haykin, Nelson Kloosterman, David Murray, Joseph Pipa, Neil Pronk, Donald Sinnema, Derek Thomas, and Cornel Venema.

If you could manage to pay for just one of the books released on Calvin that honored the five hundredth anniversary of his beginning, this is often the single to get! Written at laypeople’s point, and holding a style of the spoken variety, it truly is informative, stimulating, and practical.

"This exceptional anthology of essays exploring the relevance of John Calvin for our instances is strictly what we're coming to anticipate from the devoted, burgeoning Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary and their faculty—a robust combination of mature scholarship from hearts briskly and in actual fact provided to God. those essays, from the most winning North American meetings throughout the 2009 Calvin Quincentenary cycle, additionally include one of many best literary choices at the topic. Readers are given knowledgeable advent to Calvin as exegete, reformer, preacher, theologian, chief, missionary, ethicist, and to his enduring effect. it's a excitement to learn, it includes superb study, and it depicts the sensible facet of Calvin splendidly. i'm happy to commend it heartily to a analyzing public, who veritably will notice extra approximately Calvin in years yet to come from essays of this caliber. Volumes, meetings, and leaders like those will develop that a lot wanted restoration. in addition, it provides a Calvin who's a lot tougher to hate or ignore—perhaps making this e-book and its concept as risky and influential as Calvin’s." - David Hall

"2009 used to be the yr of the five hundredth Anniversary of the delivery of John Calvin and during the global the chance was once seized to recollect the nice achievements of this guy who enjoyed God, and inform them to whoever may pay attention. This ebook of essays reminds us of the richness of Calvin’s accomplishments and the fruit of his labors, his target being the pervasive reformation of non-public and ecclesiastical existence within the mild of the Scriptures and hence to affect the realm. How nice was once his imaginative and prescient of existence lived lower than the be aware of God; each one of those essays casts its mild on Calvin’s numerous extraordinary accomplishments. They clarify and commend Calvin warmly, and take us past the Reformer to the God of the Reformer." - Geoff Thomas

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