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Miracles: The Patristic Roots of the Reformation (3)

In the prefatory address of the Institutes of the Christian Religion to King Francis I, appended to the work from its first appearance in 1536 (though it undergoes expansion over time), John Calvin gives a full-throated defense of the evangelical cause in France in the tradition of Justin Martyr’s First Apology. In it, he attempts, in the […]

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Calvin on Providence as Paternal Governance

Much has been written on John Calvin’s doctrine of divine providence. He is typically, but wrongly, thought to be a sort of pioneer in this field, as if the doctrine of predestination were his trademark. We won’t fool ourselves into thinking that we can overturn this image, nor will we try to add much to […]