Chapter

The Angels

Paul Helm

in John Calvin's Ideas

Published in print November 2004 | ISBN: 9780199255696
Published online April 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602429 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199255695.003.0011
The Angels

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Rather surprisingly, Calvin's consideration of angels provides a window into his attitude to divine and human righteousness, divine power, human merit, and the Fall. It reveals his indebtedness to mediaeval discussions of angels, and also the originality of aspects of his treatment. The Chapter considers these topics chiefly by the use of material from Calvin's monumental Sermons on Job.

Keywords: angels; divine power; job; merit; righteousness; the Fall

Chapter.  15401 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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