Institutes I, v, 9

We see there is no need of a long and laborious train of argument in order to obtain proofs which illustrate and assert the Divine Majesty. The few which we have merely touched, show them to be so immediately within our reach in every quarter, that we can trace them with the eye, or point to them with the finger. And here we must observe again (see chap. 2 s. 2), that the knowledge of God which we are invited to cultivate is not that which, resting satisfied with empty speculation, only flutters in the brain, but a knowledge which will prove substantial and fruitful wherever it is duly perceived, and rooted in the heart. The Lord is manifested by his perfections. When we feel their power within us, and are conscious of their benefits, [Read more…]

John Calvin: Myth and Reality Starts Tomorrow

The “John Calvin: Myth and Reality” conference starts tomorrow and runs through Saturday (April 16–18). It is located in Grand Rapids, MI at Calvin Theological Seminary.

Speakers include:

  • Richard Mouw, President of Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA, and author of Calvinism in the Las Vegas Airport (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2004)
  • Richard Muller, P. J. Zondervan Professor of Historical Theology at Calvin Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, MI, and author of After Calvin: Studies in the Development of a Theological Tradition (Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2003) as well as General Editor of Baker Academic’s Texts and Studies in Reformation and Post-Reformation Thought
  • John L. Thompson, Professor of Historical Theology and Gaylen and Susan Byker Profressor of Reformed Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA and author of Reading the Bible with the Dead: What you can Learn from the History of Exegesis That You Can’t Learn from Exegesis Alone (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2007)

For more information about Calvin 500 conferences, visit our Conferences page.