n Koers : Bulletin for Christian Scholarship = Koers : Bulletin vir Christelike Wetenskap - An image of the church in Calvin's commentary on the Minor Prophets
In God's Custody: The Church, a History of Divine Protection. A Study of John Calvin's Ecclesiology based on his Commentary on the Minor Prophets (Reformed Historical Theology, vol. 12), Frederik A.V. Harms : book review

Volume 79, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 0023-270X
  • E-ISSN: 2304-8557



This work, volume 12 in the growing series (H.J. Selderhuis), is the culmination of Harms's PhD study. It focuses on Calvin's ecclesiology based on the commentary on the Minor Prophets. As the author rightly points out, relatively few major studies have been dedicated to Calvin's ecclesiology, and in addition these are already quite dated (for instance, P.J. Richel's study of 1942 and Charles B. Milner's of 1970). This study is therefore a valuable contribution to this topic. There is also a tendency in current research into Calvin for more specialised studies, that is, studying specific topics in a limited genre. Harms's study on Calvin's ecclesiology from his commentary on the Minor Prophets falls within this tendency.

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