Somewhat to my regret, I’ve made rather more this year of the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth than I have of the 500th anniversary of John Calvin’ s birth.
As a small contribution towards putting this right, I draw attention to a biography of Calvin by the noted scholar T.H.L. Parker. First published in 1954, it is now reissued by Desiring God Ministries and is available online here.
John Piper writes:-
‘I am eager for people to know Calvin not because he was without flaws, or because he was the most influential theologian of the last 500 years (which he was), or because he shaped Western culture (which he did), but because he took the Bible so seriously, and because what he saw on every page was the majesty of God and the glory of Christ.’