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John Calvin and The Reformation of the Refugees [electronic resource]

Author/Creator:
Oberman, Heiko Augustinus.
Edition:
monographic
Publication:
Genève Librairie Droz
Series:
Travaux d'Humanisme et Renaissance
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (232 p.)
Subjects:
Calvinism -- Europe -- History -- 16th century.
Reformation.
Form/Genre:
book
Summary:
Dans les huit essais rassemblés ici, Heiko Oberman évalue un demi-siècle de recherche sur le Calvinisme. Il explore les prémices de la pensée de Calvin - lorsque celui-ci appelle les églises persécutées de France et les communautés d'exilés partout en Europe - et par ce retour aux sources de la Réforme, Heiko Oberman cherche à identifier en quoi le Calvinisme a été le mouvement le plus rallié du Christianisme Protestant vers la fin du seizième siècle. Incisif dans ses arguments et perspicace dans son point de vue, les découvertes d'Oberman ont grandement contribué à la forme actuelle de la recherche sur Calvin et sur le Calvinisme.
Heiko A. Oberman dedicated the last fifteen years of his scholarly career to the study of John Calvin and the pan-European movement he launched, described by Oberman as the "Reformation of the Refugees". In the eight essays collected here, Oberman assesses a half-century of research on Calvinism, probes the matrix of Calvin's early thought, addresses Calvin's message and its appeal to persecuted churches in France and exile communities throughout Europe, and, on a fundamental level, seeks to identify why Calvinism and the Reformed tradition became the most successful branch of Protestant Christianity by the end of the sixteenth century. Oberman concludes that church discipline, the "call" of predestination, and Old Testament narratives of a God "trekking" with his people in the desert all provided pastoral comfort in times of uncertainty. Incisive in his arguments and creative in his insights, Oberman's findings have contributed greatly to the current shape of research on Calvin and Calvinism.
Contributor:
Dykema, Peter A.
ISBN:
9782600006873
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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