By Joel R. Beeke
Calvin for the twenty first Century is an edited compilation of the stimulating addresses given on the Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary’s annual convention in August 2009, at Grand Rapids, Michigan. The booklet encompasses a wealth of knowledge and useful functions approximately easy methods to use Calvin’s suggestion in our hard day. issues contain Calvin on preaching Christ from the previous testomony, missions, the church, Scripture, the Spirit’s paintings, redemption, ethics, believers’ merits, the early church, reprobation, marriage, and reforming the church. A spotlight is Ligon Duncan’s bankruptcy on “The Resurgence of Calvinism in America.” The e-book concludes with a precis bankruptcy by means of the editor, Joel Beeke, who expounds twelve purposes Calvin is critical for us at the present time. extra writers comprise Jerry Bilkes, Michael Haykin, Nelson Kloosterman, David Murray, Joseph Pipa, Neil Pronk, Donald Sinnema, Derek Thomas, and Cornel Venema.
If you could have the funds for just one of the books released on Calvin that honored the five hundredth anniversary of his delivery, this is often the only to get! Written at laypeople’s point, and keeping a taste of the spoken kind, it really is informative, stimulating, and practical.
"This wonderful anthology of essays exploring the relevance of John Calvin for our occasions is precisely what we're coming to anticipate from the trustworthy, burgeoning Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary and their faculty—a powerful mix of mature scholarship from hearts rapidly and clearly provided to God. those essays, from probably the most winning North American meetings throughout the 2009 Calvin Quincentenary cycle, additionally contain one of many best literary choices at the topic. Readers are given knowledgeable advent to Calvin as exegete, reformer, preacher, theologian, chief, missionary, ethicist, and to his enduring effect. it's a excitement to learn, it includes fantastic examine, and it depicts the sensible aspect of Calvin splendidly. i'm happy to commend it heartily to a examining public, who veritably will notice extra approximately Calvin in years yet to come from essays of this caliber. Volumes, meetings, and leaders like those will strengthen that a lot wanted restoration. additionally, it offers a Calvin who's a lot tougher to hate or ignore—perhaps making this publication and its notion as risky and influential as Calvin’s." - David Hall
"2009 used to be the 12 months of the five hundredth Anniversary of the beginning of John Calvin and during the international the chance used to be seized to recollect the nice achievements of this guy who enjoyed God, and inform them to whoever may hear. This ebook of essays reminds us of the richness of Calvin’s accomplishments and the fruit of his labors, his target being the pervasive reformation of non-public and ecclesiastical lifestyles within the gentle of the Scriptures and hence to affect the area. How nice was once his imaginative and prescient of lifestyles lived lower than the be aware of God; every one of those essays casts its gentle on Calvin’s numerous mind-blowing accomplishments. They clarify and commend Calvin warmly, and take us past the Reformer to the God of the Reformer." - Geoff Thomas