Calvin's Tormentors (Paperback)

Understanding the Conflicts That Shaped the Reformer

By Gary W. Jenkins

Baker Academic, 9780801098338, 208pp.

Publication Date: April 17, 2018

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This book offers a unique approach to Calvin by introducing the individuals and groups who, through their opposition to Calvin's theology and politics, helped shape the Reformer, his theology, and his historical and religious legacy. Respected church historian Gary Jenkins shows how Calvin had to defend or rethink his theology in light of his tormentors' challenges, giving readers a more nuanced view of Calvin's life and thought. The book highlights the central theological ideas of the Swiss Reformation and introduces figures and movements often excluded from standard texts.

About the Author

Gary W. Jenkins (PhD, Rutgers University) is Van Gorden Professor of History and chair of the history department at Eastern University in St. David's, Pennsylvania, where he has taught for over 20 years. He is the author of John Jewel and the English National Church and numerous articles.