Revelation, Redemption, and Response : Calvin's Trinitarian Understanding of the Divine-Human Relationship
How does John Calvin understand and depict the relationship of God with humanity? Until this study, the most influential readings of Calvin have tended to assume a dialectical divine-human opposition as fundamental to his thought. In this fresh consideration of Calvin's Christian vision his consistent and pervasive appeal to the Trinity in understanding the divine-human relationship is delineated and imaginatively rendered. Tracing the trinitarian theme in its many dimensions throughout the reformer's work, Philip Butin offers a revised look at the vital role of the Trinity in Calvin's thought, in the process recovering Calvin as a significant historical source for contemporary trinitarian theological reflection.
- 01 Dec 1995
- Oxford University Press
- Oxford, United Kingdom
"Butin has served Calvin scholarship and the whole discipline of historical theology well in this fine study."--Dialog"Butin's scholarly study is a valuable addition to Calvin studies....Calvin scholars will appreciate the clarity and depth of the author's analyses."--Religious Studies Review"Ministers will read this study with intellectual joy and spiritual profit."--The Princeton Seminary Bulletin"Butin's perspective sheds valuable light on subjects which have often vexed scholars....his book offers often dense yet generally rewarding reading....a significant contribution to our understanding of Calvin's teaching..."--Pro Ecclesia"It is a valuable resource for a wide range of scholars and readers. No doubt, the growing body of literature in Calvin studies will reference and engage this important book by Phillip Butin."--The Cresset