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Calvin's Self-Awareness as Author

Olivier Millet and Susanna Gebhardt

in Calvin and His Influence, 1509–2009

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9780199751846
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199914562 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751846.003.0005
Calvin's Self-Awareness as Author

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Through his writings Calvin gradually shaped an image of himself as an evangelical author imbued with humanist literary conventions. Rather timid in asserting his authority at the start of his career, he grew more and more confident as his theological standing became more and more widely recognized. The chapter also argues that differences between Calvin's French and Latin discourse became blurred over time, as his writings fused into a single oeuvre with an overarching structural coherence.

Keywords: Calvin; humanism; style; authorship; french prose; latin prose; printing

Chapter.  10059 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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