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Heiko A. Oberman and Donald Weinstein

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780300098686

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300098686.001.0001

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Toward the Recovery of the Historical Calvin

Toward the Recovery of the Historical Calvin

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(p.97) VII Toward the Recovery of the Historical Calvin
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The Two Reformations
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Heiko A. Oberman

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300098686.003.0007

This chapter explores efforts to recover the actual historical John Calvin. Most historians have painted Calvin in a distorted way, and even his detractors painted him in a way that is favorable to them. The chapter argues that in order to redraw the map of the Reformation-era Europe, there is a need for uncovering the historical Calvin. It notes Gottfried W. Locher's opening of the first Calvin Research Progress on September 16, 1974, which aimed to create a research program that will uncover the theology of Calvin.

Keywords:   John Calvin, historians, Reformation-era Europe, Gottfried W. Locher, Calvin Research Progress

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