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  • Author:
    Anthony N. S. Lane
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    0567086941
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    978-0567086945
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    T&T Clark; First Edition edition (October 1, 1991)
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    456 pages
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This book is a collection of articles by Anthony Lane rather than a systematic analysis of how John Calvin used the Church Fathers. The most useful articles were number 2 'Calvin's Use of the Fathers and the Medievals' and number 3 'Calvin's Knowledge of the Greek Fathers'.

This book is a collection of articles by Anthony Lane rather than a systematic analysis of how John Calvin used the Church Fathers. I came away not being impressed by Calvin's scholarship.

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John Calvin: Student of the Church Fathers. By Anthony N. S. Lane. Lane, Calvin and Bernard of Clairvaux, Studies in Reformed Theology and History, New Series Nr 1, Princeton 1996 more. Publication Date: 2000. Publication Name: Nederlands Archief Voor Kerkgeschiedenis.

By Anthony N. John Calvin: Student of the Church Fathers. Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 1999. William G. Naphy (a1). University of Aberdeen. Published online by Cambridge University Press: 30 January 2009. Export citation Request permission.

Most of his scholarly writings have been on Calvin, including his John Calvin: Student of the Church Fathers (T&T Clark 1999). One fee. Stacks of books.

He is the author of A Concise History of Christian Thought, John Calvin: Student of the Church Fathers, and Justification by Faith in Catholic-Protestant Dialogue and compiled The Lion Christian Classics Collection.

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A fine study of John Calvin and his relationships with the fathers and medieval scholars, by one of the leading present-day experts in Calvin studies.

Specific themes explored include, for example, Calvin's knowledge of the Greek fathers, his use and sources of Bernard of Clairvaux, his use of the fathers in Bondage and Liberation of the Will, and the sources for his Genesis commentary.


Duzshura
This is a wonderful piece of scholarship that is worth a lot more than the purchase praise. Should be read by all Calvin scholars and Reformed theologians and pastors.
Mustard Forgotten
This book is a collection of articles by Anthony Lane rather than a systematic analysis of how John Calvin used the Church Fathers. The most useful articles were number 2 'Calvin's Use of the Fathers and the Medievals' and number 3 'Calvin's Knowledge of the Greek Fathers'.

I came away not being impressed by Calvin's scholarship. He only used (and knew) a limited number of Greek Fathers, was 'too busy' to read them in the original language and was happy to ignore what they had to say if they contradicted him. In reality Calvin was merely interested as a polemical tool to use against Roman Catholics. Lane has some sympathy with Calvin so he tends to pull his punches. Other people have been less generous regarding Calvin's knowledge.

This book is useful in some respects but Calvin's understanding of the Fathers is still awaiting a definitive study.
Dilmal
Calvin is most often associated with Saint Augustine, and for good reason. He considered him the most reliable of all the fathers with regards to dogmatics. St. John Chrysostom, however, was considered a more reliable exegete of Scripture. Bernard of Clairvaux often appears as the third father for Calvin in the Institutes. The best work on the relationship between Calvin and Augustine was done by Luchesius Smits in French. B.B. Warfield wrote "Calvin and Augustine," though it is an inferior work that deals primarily with epistemology. While Lane gives ample attention to the occurrences and potential occurrences of patristic citations in Calvin's works Augustine is neglected to some degree. I can only speculate that Smits's work on Calvin and Augustine set the standard and Lane did not feel the need to add to Smits's work. That is regrettable, however, if one does not read French. Nevertheless Lane's eleven "theses" concerning how one should determine if, when and how Calvin was using a church father are very helpful, especially if you are interested in determining what sources influenced one of Protestantism's greatest theological minds.