A stern prophet of the new and harsh doctrine of predestination. A bloodthirsty tyrant burning people at the stake. A narrowminded dour Puritan. The magnitude of the popularity of these Calvinist stereotypes is matched by their massive distance from the truth of the man. In his affection for the pagan authors, Calvin reveals a deeply humanistic soul, attuned to truth no matter which rock he might find it under. In this episode, Jonathan and Ryan examine a particularly illustrative passage from his Institutes as well as a short passage from his commentary on Titus.
Richard M. Gamble’s The Great Tradition: https://amzn.to/3Q4lRnO
Bruce Gordon's Calvin: https://amzn.to/3NQ4UPa
John Calvin's Institutes of the Christian Religion: https://bookshop.org/a/25626/9780664220280
Alister McGrath's C.S. Lewis - A Life: https://bookshop.org/a/25626/9781496410450
C.S. Lewis's Mere Christianity: https://bookshop.org/a/25626/9780060652920
New Humanists episode on C.S. Lewis' Introduction to Athanasius' On the Incarnation: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/c-s-lewis-on-old-books-episode-xiv/id1570296135?i=1000546657094
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