A series of addresses on the leading historical characters and the great biblical doctrines of the Reformation, including chapters on Luther, Calvin, Zwingli, Beza, Assurance, and Calvinism and Arminianism....
|Title||:||Reformers And The Theology Of The Reformation. First Pub In 1862 (616p)|
|Number of Pages||:||624 Pages|
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Reformers And The Theology Of The Reformation. First Pub In 1862 (616p) Reviews
This is a collection of serious historical studies by the Principal of New College, Edinburgh in the mid-nineteenth century. The sixth essay on John Calvin contains an impressively rigorous evaluation of the Servetus affair. Cunningham does a fine job of getting to the facts. He reveals the nonsense of saying that Calvin was a blood thirsty dictator in Geneva (an exciting story, but false). The author further exposes the lopsidedness of casting aspersion upon Calvin's entire career because of Servetus' execution. At the same time, Cunningham criticizes the commitment of 16th century Europeans, Catholic and Protestant, to civil penalties for heterodoxy.