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Description - The Christian Polity of John Calvin by Harro Hopfl

This book explores the relationship between Calvin's thought about civil and ecclesiastical order and his own circumstances and activities. The early chapters argue that in his pre-Genevan writings, including the first edition of the Institution, Calvin's political thinking was entirely conventional; his subsequent thought and conduct were not an implementation of previously formulated ideas. Later chapters examine whether and to what extent Calvin developed a distinctive vision of the Christian polity as part of an overall conception of the Christian life.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521316385
ISBN-10: 0521316383
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 18mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 18-Jul-1985
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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