All Blog Posts With Tag: institutes of the christian religion

Karl Barth was fascinated with John Calvin, and he called Calvin a "demonic power" but also in the same breath, Barth said he could "spend all the rest of my life just with Calvin." Barth was fixated with John Calvin, so it is a perrennial desire of mine to reappropriate Calvin for good, and […]
John Calvin's Biblical Eyeglasses The Reformed theologian, John Calvin, said the Bible is like eyeglasses that allow us to see God and without the spectacles of Scripture, we are like an old person with blurry vision and unable to see God or or see God in Creation. In the event of reading the Scriptures […]
"And he is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world." (NRSV 1 John 2:2) Jesus is the Savior of the Whole World, but what is the maximum inclusion set of this statement? Is the "whole world" at most a […]
Cyprian (c. 200 – 258), Bishop of Cathage, is quoted by John Calvin to prove that Protestants are neither Schismatics or Heretics. Cyprian uses a beautiful metaphor in his On the Unity of the Catholic Church (V) to explain the Oneness of the Church by comparing the Church's unity to the manifold rays of the […]
Emil Brunner and Karl Barth (source: Karl Barth and Emil Brunner is the greatest tragic love story since Romeo and Juliet. The friendship between Barth and Brunner is nearly as famous as its sudden demise. Brunner's famous essay Natural Theology was responded to by the loudest "Nein!" by Karl Barth […]