This inspiring collection of essays spells out the relevance of John Calvins theology for today in three areas: Faith ? Calvins theology asks how God deals with the persistent presence of human sin. For Calvin, the chief end of life is to know God and devote our life to his glory. The still topical point is that we are freed from our fixation with ourselves, thereby recognising and living out our true reality in relation to God. Ecumenism ? The unity of the Church in Christ is of central importance to Calvin. We must do our utmost to make it visible. In Calvins view, if there is agreement in the understanding of God and grace, all other differences have no divisive importance. This still characterises Reformed understanding today.Public responsibility ? Calvin posed the question about the churchs public responsibility as no other Reformer did. Part 3 reveals the sources of the worldwide impact of Calvins and Reformed theology on politics, the law, scholarship and the organising of life in society, including civil society.

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