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The Soul of Life: The Piety of John Calvin

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John Calvin is the most notable figure from the Reformed tradition. Unfortunately, he is often characterized as a stern and cerebral individual who had little concern for practical matters. However, Calvin was actually influential in promoting a profound sense of piety among early Protestantism. In The Soul of Life, Joel R. Beeke presents the life and ministry of Calvin with a special emphasis on Calvin’s efforts for cultivating healthy spirituality among the churches. The selections from Calvin’s own work will give readers a firsthand look at Calvin’s emphasis on godliness, and by God’s grace, will be a means for spurring on greater godliness in our day.

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  • Presents the life and ministry of Calvin
  • Discusses Calvin’s efforts for cultivating healthy spirituality among the churches
  • Gives readers a firsthand look at Calvin’s emphasis on godliness
By any measurement John Calvin was one of the most remarkable and influential figures in all church history. His was truly a purpose-driven ministry. As a preacher he was committed to systematic biblical exposition, as a lecturer in Scripture to careful and wise teaching, as a pastor to deep personal care, and as an international leader, to the encouragement of other ministers. Few men today understand such a multi-dimensional life program as well as Dr. Joel Beeke, whose own ministry echoes Calvin's in many ways. He is the ideal guide to introduce us to Calvin. And The Soul of Life is an ideal guidebook. Read on, and you will want to read more.

Sinclair B. Ferguson, senior minister, First Presbyterian Church of Columbia, SC, and professor of systematic theology, Redeemer Theological Seminary, TX

  • Title: “The Soul of Life”: The Piety of John Calvin
  • Author: Joel Beeke
  • Series: Profiles in Reformed Spirituality
  • Publisher: Reformation Heritage
  • Print Publication Date: 2009
  • Logos Release Date: 2014
  • Pages: 220
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Piety; Christian life; Spiritual life; Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564; Calvinism; Reformed Church › Doctrines
  • ISBNs: 9781601780577, 1601780575
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-09-30T03:02:14Z

Joel R. Beeke is president and professor of systematic theology and homiletics at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, pastor of the Heritage Netherlands Reformed Congregation in Grand Rapids, Michigan, editorial director of Reformation Heritage Books, and editor of the Banner of Sovereign Grace Truth. He has written, coauthored, or edited over 70 books.


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