Johannes Calvins Theologie – Eine Einführung
2. Edition 2009
Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
Johannes Calvin is one of the most important and influential theologians of the Reformed Church. At the same time, his teachings are – at least in Germany – not very well known both within and outside of the Reformed Church. The goal of this volume is to change that state of affairs. The author introduces us to Calvanistic theology in a total of 14 chapters.
It was typical for Calvin to consider two intertwined, unidentifiable perspectives simultaneously: the salvation of man and the actions of God, man and God. Thus, it does not surprise that these two perspectives flow together in the person of Jesus Christ – and from there shed light all other themes of Christian belief: our understanding of God and man, predestination, Trinity, belief, church, sacraments – but also what will eventually come, the teachings of the last things. The book does not attempt to provide an abstract historical depiction of Calvin’s theology, but rather to reflect on the most important theological themes in Calvin’s life and teachings which are important even today for all Christians.