Today is John Calvin’s birthday, five hundred years ago. In celebration, there have been several new works on Calvin published. Here are some notable ones:
Calvin (Yale, 2009) by Bruce Gordon, Professor of Reformation History at Yale Divinity School. This is the most significant biography of Calvin since T. H. L. Parker’s John Calvin: A Biography, published in 1975.
Calvin: A Brief Guide to His Life and Thought (WJK, 2009) by Willem van ‘t Spijker, Emeritus Professor at the Theological University of Apeldoorn, Netherlands. Translated by Lyle Bierma.
Friends of Calvin (Eerdmans, 2009) by Machiel A. van den Berg, a Reformed pastor in the Netherlands. Translated by Reinder Bruinsma.
John Calvin: Pilgrim and Pastor (Crossway, 2009) by W. Robert Godfrey, Professor of Church History at Westminster Seminary California.
John Calvin’s Impact on Church and Society, 1509-2009 (Eerdmans, 2009), edited by Martin Ernst Hirzel and Martin Sallmann.
A Reader’s Guide to Calvin’s Institutes (Baker Academic, 2009) by Anthony N. S. Lane, Professor of Historical Theology at the London School of Theology.
A Theological Guide to Calvin’s Institutes: Essays and Analysis (P&R, 2008), edited by David W. Hall and Peter A. Lillback.