Thursday, February 2, 2012
A Book Review of "John Calvin: A Heart for Devotion, Doctrine, and Doxology"
To many people, the name of John Calvin brings forth negative connotations. Some view Calvin as the cold-hearted man behind the theological belief system that bears his name. Others even percieve the doctrines of Calvinism to be dangerous, both spiritually and emotionally. The majority of people who espouse these negative views of Calvin are either ignorant, or seek to slander the name of a man who, according to the authors of John Calvin: A Heart for Devotion, Doctrine, and Doxology, was a humble servant of God. Most people do not understand the positive effects that Calvin and his writings have had on the world. D.G. Hart, a contributer to the book states, "Calvinism played a crucial role in transforming the West and creating the modern world" (p.52).
Hardcover: 246 pages
Publisher: Reformation Trust Publishing (November 28, 2008)