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By Julie Canlis

Are Christians really invited to proportion in God or simply in his presents? The language of “participation” has been hotly debated for hundreds of years, many Protestants protesting that meaning to proportion in God is reminiscent of trying to ascend to his point. John Calvin’s theology is frequently introduced in to help this competition. right here Julie Canlis argues that to take action displays a whole false impression of Calvin. actually, she says, it's accurately Calvin’s inclusion of participation that makes his theology so strong and spiritually enduring. / Calvin’s Ladder lines the subject of participation in early Christian spirituality, then finds how Calvin reworks it into the center of his Protestant manifesto on theology. This groundbreaking ebook indicates a completely specific method of conceiving the relation among God and humanity, not easy not just outdated caricatures of Calvin but additionally our personal self-portraits.

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