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I. John Hesselink

Book Reviews

Exploring Calvinism’s Appeal

Saving Calvinism: Expanding the Reformed Tradition SAVING CALVINISM: EXPANDING THE REFORMED TRADITION OLIVER D. CRISP IVP ACADEMIC, 2016 $18 (PAPERBACK) 165 PAGES My initial response to the title of this book was, “Does Calvinism need saving?” Oliver Crisp, professor of…
April 30, 2018

A Friendship with Emil Brunner

Because I did my doctoral dissertation with Karl Barth at the University of Basel in Switzerland, it might seem strange that I had an even closer relationship with his Swiss Reformed contemporary in Zurich, Emil Brunner. (Once friendly, the two…
February 29, 2016

Marilynne Robinson: Calvinian

In Part One of this essay I explored "Marilynne Robinson: Distinctive Calvinist." Here the focus shifts to Marilynne Robinson as a Calvinian. Calvinians are those people who specialize in Calvin--experts and scholars who read Calvin closely, although they may not…
March 1, 2011

Prayer and Pastoral Care

One should not be misled by the title, Pray Without Ceasing, for this is not just another book about prayer. It is indeed about prayer, for there is a brief exposition of the Lord's Prayer as an illustration of prayers…
June 1, 2007