In recognition of the 500th anniversary of John Calvin's birth, Modern Reformation editors have solicited essays from a number of authorities on Calvin's life and work. Not all of our writers are "Calvinists" (that is, they would not all necessarily agree with him or follow in his theological footsteps), but each has identified a particular point of Calvin's thought that helps contribute to an overall perspective of Calvin's influence in his time and ours. We're grateful to these writers, some of whom might not normally appear in our pages, for lending us their own words as we contemplate the many faces of John Calvin.
David VanDrunen is Robert B. Strimple professor of systematic theology and Christian ethics at Westminster Seminary California (Escondido, California). He is author of Law and Custom: The Thought of Thomas Aquinas and the Future of Common Law (Lang, 2003).
Issue: "Calvin at 500: Does He Still Matter?" Special Issue 2009 Vol. 18 No. 7 Page number(s): 23
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