Thursday, January 29, 2009

Coming Soon from Westmister John Knox: Calvin: A Brief Guide to His Life and Thought

Westminster John Knox (WJK) is releasing a new title on Calvin this February. Calvin: A Brief Guide to His Life and Thought by Willem Van 'T Spijker, translated by Lyle D. Bierma. Spijker is a leading Calvin scholar and has served as a theological professor at the University of Apeldoorn in the Netherlands. I can't comment on the contents of this book but I can say that I've been reading another book that was translated by Lyle Bierma and the readability is excellent. That one is The Writings of John Calvin by Wulfert De Greef. WJK also publishes another biography on Calvin (John Calvin---A Biography) by T.H.L. Parker which is on my short list to read. His shorter volume, Portrait of Calvin (regrettably out of print), is a great place for beginners to start.

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