For many reasons, the name ‘John Calvin’ evokes a mixed reception. This unit is designed to help such reception to be an informed one. It provides an introduction to the theological and historical contexts of and developments in, the reformer’s thought and considers the social, intellectual and ecclesial legacies that his vision encourages.
Identify important political, philosophical, social, cultural, and theological features that characterised Calvin’s world
Evaluate Calvin’s contribution to the movements of reform in sixteenth-century Europe, and the social, intellectual and ecclesial legacies that his ideas have encouraged globally since
Interpret distinctive themes in Calvin’s major writings, particularly The Institutes of the Christian Religion
Engage critically and constructively with Calvin’s ideas, appraising their ongoing relevance for theology and church life in contemporary contexts
36 points in CT and 18 points in CH
The unit will comprise of weekly lectures (2 hours) plus a tutorial (1 hour), both engaging with the topic for that module. Weekly readings will be assigned. These will form the basis of the tutorial discussions.
Annotated Bibliography 1,000 words
Document Study 1,000 words
Essay 2,500 words
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 27 Sep, 2019
Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-14 14:49:11 +1100