This volume is unique in the field of Calvin studies. George Tavard introduces readers to Calvin’s first theological writing, Psychopannychia (1534), showing why this little-known work is essential to understanding Calvin’s mature thought, including the “catholic” intent of his Reformation.
The only study of Psychopannychia Calvin’s first theological writing in English, this volume explores the content and purpose of Calvin’s early treatise, its development of themes that would later inform Calvin’s monumental Institutes, and the light the book sheds on Calvin’s deep catholicity.
Historically informed and ecumenically focused, this volume provides valuable insights into Reformation history and the continuing significance of Calvin’s thought for present-day ecumenical dialogue. ISBN: 0802847188 Publisher: EERDMANS Subtitle: Author: GEORGE H. TAVAND