The Calvin 500 Series is part of the Calvin 500 project, an international, interdenominational, and interdisciplinary celebration of the 500th anniversary of John Calvin’s birth. In this series, esteemed leaders, scholars, and ministers serve as guides to learning about this influential man, his vibrant city, and the cultural, religious, political, and economic impact flowing from his ideas.
This series includes 8 books. Read a little about each below, and if you want more information about a book, click on the title to be redirected to our website.
- The Legacy of John Calvin: His Influence on the Modern World – by David W. Hall
David Hall identifies ten seminal ways that Calvin’s thought transformed the culture of the West, complete with a nontechnical biography of Calvin and tributes by other leaders. The Legacy of John Calvin is brief enough for popular audiences and analytical enough to provide much information in a short space.
- A Theological Guide to Calvin’s Institutes: Essays and Analysis – edited by David W. Hall and Peter A. Lillback
Capturing both the best of elite scholarship, as well as exhibiting a firm understanding of and passion for Calvin’s own work, these essays by 20 elite Calvin scholars who appreciate the abiding value of Calvin’s Institutes provide definitive and section-by-section commentary on Calvin’s magnum opus.
- The Piety of John Calvin: A Collection of His Spiritual Prose, Poems, and Hymns – translated and edited by Ford Lewis Battles
Sample Chapter ~ Released: 5/1/2009 ~ Pages: 224 ~ Paperback ~ Price: $19.99
An anthology that promotes “a warm personal grasp” of Calvin, the man. Collectively shows the Christian life as Calvin understood it by including his prayers, poetry, and prose—and even music for his psalms.
Explores John Calvin’s extraordinary influence on what we consider the key elements of a modern, compassionate, and just society—particularly the fields of liberal democracy, rights, and civil liberties.
- Calvin and Commerce: The Transforming Power of Calvinism in Market Economies – by David W. Hall and Matthew D. Burton
This fifth Calvin 500 volume analyzes the impact of Calvin’s ideas on business, economics, finance, and industry—and shows how Calvinism leads to strengths and advantages in market economies.
- Tributes to John Calvin: A Celebration of His Quincentenary – edited by David W. Hall
Twenty-three leading Calvin scholars exhibit a firm understanding of Calvin’s era, theology, and the heritage he bequeathed the church. Their articles cover Calvin’s theology, soteriology, and ecclesiology, as well as his doctrines of assurance, worship, and Scripture. They examine Calvin as a Frenchman, lawyer, and liturgist. Other articles explore Calvin’s impact on the arts, Calvinism in Asia, and the influential women in Calvin’s life.
- Preaching Like Calvin: Sermons from the 500th Anniversary Celebration – edited by David W. Hall
John Calvin preached over 2,000 times, this fitting commemoration of his 500th birthday involved some of the world’s finest Calvinian preachers speaking in Calvin’s pulpit. This is the book of those sermons.
- Calvin and Culture: Exploring a Worldview – edited by David W. Hall and Marvin Padgett
Calvin’s worldview extends far beyond theology. Here fourteen authors demonstrate how Calvin’s ideas have transformed many fields of human study and how his worldview continues its powerful influence to this day.