Calvin and the Bible by Donald K. McKim PDF

By Donald K. McKim

ISBN-10: 0521547121

ISBN-13: 9780521547123

In the past a number of many years progressively more students have come to understand the significance of learning John Calvin's interpretive paintings as a commentator on Scripture as well as his better-known writings on theology. during this quantity ten essays through students focusing on Calvin's exegetical tools learn the ways and issues Calvin emphasised while he interpreted significant parts of Scripture. those essays concentrate on Calvin's paintings in his biblical commentaries with applicable cross-referencing to his different writings, together with his sermons. A concluding essay synthesizes the most positive factors of what has long gone ahead of to offer an total view of John Calvin as an interpreter and commentator on Holy Scripture. An appreciation of Calvin's exegetical labors and his paintings as a biblical commentator at the moment are famous as key parts in Calvin scholarship.

1. Calvin as commentator on Genesis Randall C. Zachman
2. Calvin as commentator at the Mosaic concord and Joshua Raymond A. Blacketer
3. Calvin as an interpreter of activity Susan Schreiner
4. Calvin as commentator at the Psalms Wulfert de Greef
5. Calvin as commentator at the Prophets Peter Wilcox
6. Calvin as commentator at the Synoptic Gospels Darlene okay. Flaming
7. Calvin as commentator at the Gospel of John Barbara Pitkin
8. Calvin as commentator at the Acts of the Apostles Wilhelmus H. Th. Moehn
9. Calvin as commentator at the Pauline Epistles R. Ward Holder
10. Calvin as commentator on Hebrews and the Catholic Epistles Gary Neal Hansen
11. John Calvin as interpreter of the Bible David C. Steinmetz.

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Sen. , 14/50–51. 34 Cf. Sermon 1 on Deuteronomy, CO xxv:606. 35 WA xiv:500 (praef. ), LW ix:7–8. 36 See Melanchthon, Loci Communes (1521), dedicatory letter: “Porro, quod ad argumenti summam attinet, indicantur hic Christianae disciplinae praecipui loci, ut intelligat iuventus, et quae sint in scripturis potissimum requirenda . ” (CR xiii:81–82), and cf. with Calvin, Institutes (1539), Epistola ad lectorem, fol. 37 The Decalogue constitutes the main set of loci, which Calvin supplements with other categories such as the Preface to the Law and the Sanctions of the Law.

A. Graeme Auld (Sheffield: JSOT Press, 1993), pp. ’ Observations on Calvin’s Commentary on Exodus 1–19,” Calvin Theological Journal 21 (1986): 151–174; and on Joshua see Marten Woudstra, Calvin’s Dying Bequest to the Church: A Critical Evaluation of the Commentary on Joshua (Grand Rapids: Calvin Theological Seminary, 1960). 2 Mosis Libri v, cum Iohannis Caluini Commentariis. Genesis seorsum: reliqui quatuor in formam harmoniae digesti (Geneva: Henr. Stephanus, 1563). Calvin’s French version appeared the next year: Commentaires de M.

29:30, CO xxiii:404C; CTS ii:134. 28 randall c. ”137 Calvin is also concerned lest the evangelicals of his own day appeal to the examples in Genesis in order to excuse their own behavior. When the servant of Abraham adorns Rebekah with a gold earring, Calvin expresses his own aversion to luxury and pomp, in contrast to this example. “Whatever the Lord commands in general terms is to be accounted as an inflexible rule of conduct; but to rely on particular examples is not only dangerous, but even foolish and absurd.

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