Title

Reception and Response Referencing and Understanding Calvin in Seventeenth-Century Calvinism

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Calvin and His Influence, 1509-2009

Abstract

This is an examination of the reception of Calvin's thought in the works of seventeenth century Calvinist theologians. The chapter focuses on four ways in which Calvin's work was received: (1) the identity of Calvin and the character of his work, (2) referencing Calvin's Institutes and Commentaries, (3) theological uses of Calvin's work-positive and polemical, (4) citation and use of Calvin by Herman Witsius and François Turrettini. The variety of ways in which Calvin's theology was cited and used shows that he was generally respected but not always followed, as theological Calvinism assumed a wide variety of shapes.

DOI

10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751846.003.0010

Publication Date

9-22-2011

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