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Scripta didactica et polemica

volumen IV : Epistolae duae, deux discours

Edited by Erik Alexander De BOER, Frans Peter VAN STAM
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These two public letters are Calvin's first publication for a wider audience since his arrival in Geneva. Its preface is dated on 12 January 1537. After years of scholarly activity and travelling in anonymity Guillaume Farel forcefully committed him to the church of Geneva. The young author of the Institutes (1536) was at Farel’s and Viret’s side at the Disputation of Lausanne. He broke any allegiance with the Circle of Meaux and sided wholeheartedly with the reformed cause. The contents of the Epistolae duae, drafted in Ferrara, reveal that Calvin must have revised the manuscript to give testimony to the appeal of the Disputation to the roman catholic clergy. The first letter challenges Christians to break away for idolatry and confess publicly. The second letter is a challenge to the clergy either to reform or lay down their offices. The Epistolae duae are the opening move in the exchange among the reformers on nicodemism. Calvin, as ghost writer of Farel, breaks with the reform movement of Meaux, France. That was what the reformed position in October 1536 had implied. Calvin’s two minor contributions to the Disputation of Lausanne have been added to the present edition.


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Scripta didactica et polemica

Scripta didactica et polemica

These two public letters are Calvin's first publication for a wider audience since his arrival in Geneva. Its preface is dated on 12 January 1537. After years of scholarly activity and travelling in anonymity Guillaume Farel forcefully committed him...

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Title Scripta didactica et polemica
Subtitle volumen IV : Epistolae duae, deux discours
Edition First Edition
Tome 4
By (author) Jean CALVIN
Edited by Erik Alexander De BOER, Frans Peter VAN STAM
ISSN 1017-8503
Issue 4
Language Anglais, Français, Latin
Publisher Librairie Droz
Title First Published 01/1/2009
 
Format Hardback
ISBN-13 978-2-600-01286-7
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9782600012867
Reference no. 58-4-4
Publication Date 01/1/2009
Nb of pages LXXXIII - 160
Dimensions 15.2 x 22.200001 cm
Weight 695 gr
 
Format PDF
ISBN-13 978-2-600-11286-4
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9782600112864
Reference no. 58-4-4-pdf
Publication Date
Nb of pages 00
 
Format Hardback + PDF
ISBN-13 978-2-600-21286-1
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9782600212861
Reference no. 58-4-4-lot
Publication Date
Nb of pages 00
Dimensions 15.2 x 22.200001 cm
Weight 695 gr
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