Calvin's Doctrine of the Church

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Brill, 1970 - Church - 212 pages
The selection of Calvin's doctrine of the church as the subject for a doctoral dissertation at Harvard University originally grew out of an ecumenical concern, and so out of a felt responsibility to do within the Reformed traditions what seem to me ought to be done for all the branches of Christendom, viz. to re-examine the foundations. Further impetus was added by the apparent lag between Calvin's high regard for the church and the lack of concern for it among his theological descendants, an indifference which--or so it seemed to me--was surely related to the church's tendancy to define itself in terms of new construction, membership drives, programs, budgets and the life. I felt the absence of a theological understanding of the church in the most intense way, and so turned to Calvin for instruction and guidance. Either way, it was my own concern for the church which initially inspired the present study. -- Preface.

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Contents

Introduction
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Calvinss Conception of Order
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The Restoration of Order
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Copyright

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