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by George H. Tavard

eBook The Starting Point of Calvin's Theology download ISBN: 0802847188
Author: George H. Tavard
Publisher: Eerdmans Pub Co (August 1, 2000)
Language: English
Pages: 199
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George Tavard was born on February 6, 1922, in Nancy, France The Starting Point of Calvin's Theology.

George Tavard was born on February 6, 1922, in Nancy, France. He entered a religious community known as the Augustinians of the Assumption and was ordained in 1947. At that point, Tavard began doctoral studies at the Faculties theologiques de Lyon. Tavard predicted that within fifty years of the book's publication, women would be able to be ordained and priests would be allowed to marry. True to his ecumenist beliefs, Tavard cited the models of Protestant churches when prescribing a remedy for the waning numbers of Catholic vocations. The Starting Point of Calvin's Theology.

Start reading The Starting Point of Calvin's Theology on your Kindle in under a minute. Professor Tavard has written a beautiful, careful, honest, and faithful reading of Calvin's "Psychopannichia". He highlights - honestly - and -fairly - Calvin's move from a general humanism to a biblical Christianity. He rightly points out that Calvin's theology was biblical through and through. Tavard's prose is lucid and careful, his reading sensitive and quite fair, and his appreciation for Calvin sincere.

Home Browse Books Book details, The Starting Point of Calvin's Theology. Contributors: George H. Tavard. Subjects: Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564. Institutio Christianae Religionis. Reformed Church-Doctrines. Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564. The Starting Point of Calvin''s Theology .

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Start by marking The Starting Point of Calvin's Theology as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. George Tavard introduces readers to Calvin's first theological writing, Psychopannychia (1534), showing why this little-known work is essential to understanding Calvin's mature thought, including the "catholic" intent of his Reformation. The only study of Psychopannychia Calvin's first theological writing in English, thi This volume is unique in the field of Calvin studies.

Calvin's pietistic theology is unfolded in his approach to the immortality of the soul. He was well aware of the teachings of Aristotle and Plato on the subject and of the widespread debates of the Renaissance humanists. For Calvin, however, philosophical arguments were merely speculative and he lays the foundations for his case on what, for him, was the firmer ground of the Holy Scripture.

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Tavard predicted that within fifty years of the book’s publication, women would be able to be ordained and priests would be allowed to marry.

The Starting Point of Calvin's Theology ISBN 978-0-8028-4718-8. The Contemplative Church: Joachim and His Adversaries ISBN 978-0-87462-726-8. Reverend George H. Tavard, . Paul Tillich and the Christian Message Lib of Congress No. 61-7227. Marquette University Archives and Special Collections contain much of Tavard's work.

George Tavard introduces readers to Calvin’s little-known Psychopannychia, the first writing in which he spoke. He held the Doctor of Sacred Theology from Lyons, and he taught theology at Capenor House in Surrey, England from 1949-1951 and the Princeton Theological Seminary from 1951-1952. He then came to the United States as a permanent resident in 1952, ascertaining full naturalized citizenship status in 1960.

George Tavard introduces readers to Calvin's first theological writing .

George Tavard introduces readers to Calvin's first theological writing, Psychopannychia (1534), showing why this little-known work is essential to understanding Calvin's mature thought, including the "catholic" intent of his Reformation. The only study of Psychopannychia Calvin's first theological writing in English, this volume explores the content and purpose of Calvin's early treatise, its development of themes that would later inform Calvin's monumental Institutes, and the light the book sheds on Calvin's deep catholicity

This volume is unique in the field of Calvin studies. George Tavard introduces readers to Calvin’s little-known Psychopannychia, the first writing in which he spoke as a theologian. Tavard shows how this early work, generally neglected by Calvin scholars, serves as an essential starting point for understanding Calvin’s final theology found in the Institutes.

Composed during Calvin’s sojourns around Angoulême and Orléans in 1534, Psychopannychia was aimed primarily against “heretics” like the anabaptists, who held that the soul “sleeps” after the death of the body. Tavard insists on the book’s importance for several reasons. First, it shows Calvin’s essential humanism against its Renaissance backdrop, along with his ambition to write the definitive work on the immortality of the soul. Second, it shows how Calvin departed from the standard methodology in a revolutionary way—complete dependence on analysis of Scripture and the testimonies of the early church. Third, it shows Calvin’s rootedness in the medieval mystic tradition and his deep catholicity, even as he took the steps that would define him as a Reformer. Finally, it shows the intricate relationship between Calvin’s earliest theological concerns and the themes he would later develop in his Institutes.

The only study of Calvin’s Psychopannychia in English, Tavard’s work is essential to a full-orbed understanding of Calvin’s thought, including the “catholic” scope of his reforming intentions. As such, it will be equally valuable to students of theology, church history, and contemporary ecumenical dialogue.

Comments: (2)
Huston
Professor Tavard has written a beautiful, careful, honest, and faithful reading of Calvin's "Psychopannichia". He highlights -- honestly -- and --fairly -- Calvin's move from a general humanism to a biblical Christianity. He rightly points out that Calvin's theology was biblical through and through. Tavard's prose is lucid and careful, his reading sensitive and quite fair, and his appreciation for Calvin sincere. As a Presbyterian minister I'm always grateful for fair and sensitive readings of Calvin, regardless of the theme, and particularly so here because Tavard is a Roman Catholic. Would that other theological writers on Calvin were as good! For those of us who continue to return to one of the founts of Reformed Theology, we are indebted to him for his devoted reading of one of Calvin's first works. I'm not sure that this book has received the recognition that it is due, because Tavard has produced a good piece of scholarship that is accessible and readable. As a Presbyterian I'm grateful to him for his work on Calvin in the spirit of rapproachment.
kinder
Calvin's orignal book was about spiritual deperation and the immortal soul in view of God impending eternal conscious torment. Calvin was specifically rejecting a mystical soul assent or journy to heaven without the fear of God's eternal conscious torment. But purgatory is the same false security of soul sleep. Father Tavard couldn't have done a worse diservice to God and Calvin and his is readers and himself.