Calvin and the Sabbath: The Controversy of Applying the Fourth CommandmentPosted: September 21, 2009
Richard Gaffin is Professor of Systematic Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He is a graduate of Calvin Collge, Grand Rapids, and he holds his Th.M. and Th.D. degrees from Westminster. He also is the author of Resurrection and Redemption: A Study in Paul’s Soteriology, and Perspectives on Pentecost.
Calvin’s views on the Sabbath are the subject of claim and counterclaim. This book brings together two controversial themes. Calvin’s ideas on Church/state relationships and on the sabbath. Richard Gaffin traces the development of the beliefs of Calvin through his comments and writings also helps us to understand the relationship between the ten commandments and the New Testament. Calvin’s conclusions have a much wider implication than just what you do on Sunday! You might also be surprised by Griffin’s analysis.