Dr. Richard C. Gamble lays the groundwork for understanding John Calvin by examining the historical context in which Calvin lived. Dr. Gamble achieves this by surveying the history of Christian thinking leading up to John Calvin, and then explaining Calvin’s role in expanding and shifting those thoughts to incorporate the righteousness of God in daily living.
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Great background on Calvin
Content and presentation were excellent. Listened to these lectures in conjunction with reading through the Instiutes this year. Lectures help to add more context from which Calvin's theology arose
Quality lectures on Calvin
Gamble (not to be confused with another professor who taught at Palm Beach Atlantic and Hillsdale) is a knowledgable and effective presenter. Very worthwhile.
I wish there was more of this type of lecturing. Dr Gamble does a phenomenal job of presenting Calvin as a man of his time. Too often Christian hero's are plucked out of their historical context and shoved into our present context and we end up 'idolizing' a caricature of the real man. Calvin surely would not like seeing saints label themselves "Calvinist". Dr Gamble, again, does a wonderful job of presenting a wonderful Christian hero properly; ie. Not putting him on a pedestal, yet still showing the importance and beauty of his labors in Christ. Thank you Dr Gamble.