An introduction to the preaching of John Calvin, showing how he developed out of an earlier tradition of preaching. The book covers Calvin's general theological rationale for preaching, his practice of preaching in Geneva, the progress of his preaching and the method and message of the sermons and their form and style. The author aims to show how his sermons and style influenced those of later preachers, particularly in the English language.
Thomas Henry Louis Parker (1916-) is an Anglican priest and Emeritus Reader at Durham University Publications: The Oracles of God, 1947 Calvin's New Testament commentaries, 1971 John Calvin, 1975 Calvin's Old Testament commentaries, 1986 Calvin's preaching, 1992 Calvin's Old Testament Commentaries, 1993 Calvin's New Testament Commentaries, 1993 Calvin: An Introduction to His Thought, 1995
Contents: Preface Chapter 1. Preaching before Calvin 2. Calvin as. Preacher. 3. The Doctrine of Preaching 4. Ars Praedicandi 5. Calvin's Gospel 6. Calvin's Influence on English Preaching 7. A Recall to Fundamentals APPENDICES 1. Specimen Sermon by Calvin on Luke 2: 9-14 2. Chronological Chart of Calvin's Preaching 3. Manuscript Sermons in Geneva 4. Sermons in Corpus Reformatorum 5. Early French Editions 6. English Translations Bibliography