Magazine
John Calvin: The Implications of His Thought
January 2004

John Calvin on Prayer

By R. J. Rushdoony

In Book III of the Institutes of the Christian Religion , Calvin devoted a long chapter of 77 pages to prayer.

John Calvin and the Believer's Role in the Kingdom of God

By Mark R. Rushdoony

The Roman Catholic Church during the Middle Ages and the Reformation was, in one respect, more Biblically orthodox than most of the modern church.

Calvin's Epistemology

By Greg Uttinger

John Calvin begins his Institutes of the Christian Religion with a discussion of how and what we know. He does not actually use the word epistemology; his approach to knowledge is religious, not philosophical.

The Institutes of the Christian Religion:A Contemporary Review

By R. J. Rushdoony

In 1611, the Hungarian reformer Paul Thuri lauded John Calvin's Institutes of the Christian Religion in this now-famous distich: Praeter apostolicas post Christi tempora chartas, huic peperere libro saecula nullam parem.

By Roger Schultz

While working in a restaurant in the 1970s, I observed two very different attitudes toward work. The go-getter boss hated idleness and frequently exhorted us to greater productivity.

By Tom Rose

Biblical Christianity, especially as expressed by leaders of the Reformation, had an enduring influence on the establishment and development of the American Republic and in the Biblical world-and-life view held by ordinary Americans.

By Timothy D. Terrell

The implications of Calvinistic theology are immensely practical (as theology tends to be), and this easily can be seen in Calvinists' thoughts on economic issues. Calvin and his followers significantly improved the quality of economic thought in at least two respects.

By Samuel L. Blumenfeld

I became a Christian and Calvinist as a result of doing research for Is Public Education Necessary?

By Lee Duigon

By law, New Jersey's public school sex educators are required to stress that abstinence from sexual activity is the only completely reliable means of avoiding unwanted pregnancies and sexually-transmitted diseases.

By Mark Hoverson

It is a challenge for a teacher to demystify seemingly lofty concepts before the eyes of their pupils.