Jean Calvin et le livre imprimé

Jean Calvin et le livre imprimé

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When Calvin undertook his religious reform, he resorted to several different means of communication: sermons, letters, and books. However, what place did he give to the printing press in carrying out the influence of his message? This question presupposes a serious investigation of Calvin's relationship to books: literary genres that he used; reasons that pushed him to take up the pen; languages used (Latin and French) and his intended audience; in even more practical terms, the organisation of his work study and his relationship with his printers and book sellers. One must also wonder about his library and his reading, the Bible as well as ancient and contemporary authors. How did he integrate his readings into his written work? The last part of the inquiry: censorship. As authors and printers were strictly controlled in Geneva, how could Calvin print all he wanted with impunity? Did he play the part of the censor? To lead this investigation, Jean-François Gilmont takes advantage of his profound knowledge of calvinian bibliography as well as Calvin's works, even rereading his correspondence. His work, which gives us an extremely lively, quite unexpected image of Calvin, offers new perspectives on the Reformer, on his pastoral activities and even on his style and theology.

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Jean Calvin et le livre imprimé

Jean Calvin et le livre imprimé

When Calvin undertook his religious reform, he resorted to several different means of communication: sermons, letters, and books. However, what place did he give to the printing press in carrying out the influence of his message? This question...

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Title Jean Calvin et le livre imprimé
Edition First Edition
By (author) Jean-François GILMONT
ISSN 1422-5581
Issue 50
Language Français
Publisher Librairie Droz
Title First Published 01/1/1997
 
Format Paperback/softback
ISBN-13 978-2-600-00205-9
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9782600002059
Reference no. 20-50
Publication Date 01/1/1997
Nb of pages 0 - 416
Illustrations 4 illustrations
Weight 1080 gr
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