The Resource Calvin : a biography, Bernard Cottret ; translated by M. Wallace McDonald

Calvin : a biography, Bernard Cottret ; translated by M. Wallace McDonald

Label
Calvin : a biography
Title
Calvin
Title remainder
a biography
Statement of responsibility
Bernard Cottret ; translated by M. Wallace McDonald
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
  • "The aim of this book is simply to recover the truth, or rather to reclaim the intelligibility, of a man in his time. This is a historian's Calvin, the work of a university professor who is neither a theologian nor an ordained minister. Cottret's welcome approach sheds new light on the great Reformer's personality by concentrating on the milieu in which Calvin did his life's work."
  • "In the largest part of the book, Cottret explores Calvin's life chronologically. We are introduced to the world into which Calvin was born, a Europe in the throes of upheaval owing to the development of the printing press and divergent religious views. We follow Calvin from his birth and childhood in Noyon to his school years in Paris. We accompany Calvin on his humanistic and literary pursuits in Basel, his early ministry in Geneva, and his halcyon Strasbourg years. Finally, we move again to Geneva, where the brunt of Calvin's serious - and better known - life was lived."
  • "Along the way we encounter the major issues of Calvin's day - the sacrifice of the Mass, iconoclasm, predestination, the Arianism of Michael Servetus - issues to which he reacted with all his religious emotion. We tarry with him in Geneva and get an up-close look at the governance of Calvinism's "holy city." Further, we share in Calvin's joys and sorrow through a reading of his prolific correspondence. In the final chapters, Cottret explores thematic aspects of Calvin's persona - Calvin the polemicist, the preacher, and the writer - and looks in greater depth at his foremost work, the Institutes of the Christian Religion."--Jacket
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cottret, Bernard
Dewey number
  • 284/.2/092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
BX9418
LC item number
.C5913 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Calvin, Jean
  • Reformation
  • Geneva (Switzerland)
  • Geneva (Switzerland)
Label
Calvin : a biography, Bernard Cottret ; translated by M. Wallace McDonald
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 356-364) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Youth of a reformer -- Organization and resistance -- Beliefs
Control code
ocm43811356
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 376 pages
Isbn
9780802842893
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
00037142
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)43811356
Label
Calvin : a biography, Bernard Cottret ; translated by M. Wallace McDonald
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 356-364) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Youth of a reformer -- Organization and resistance -- Beliefs
Control code
ocm43811356
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 376 pages
Isbn
9780802842893
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
00037142
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)43811356

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