The Calvin Quincentenary

July 10, 2009 marks the 500th anniversary of the birth of John Calvin. In honor of this great theologian, the Calvin 500 Project has produced a blog, two books (A Theological Guide to Calvin’s Institutes and The Legacy of John Calvin) and is organizing an historic tour and conference in Paris, Strasborg, Bern, and Geneva’s St. Pierre Cathedral. David W. Hall of the Calvin 500 Project joins Christ the Center to discuss the project and the immensely influential theologian John Calvin.


  • David W. Hall
  • Jim Cassidy
  • Lane Keister
  • Nick Batzig
  • Camden Bucey



Crisp, Oliver. Divinity and Humanity: The Incarnation Reconsidered. Current issues in theology. Cambridge, UK; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007.

Fesko, J. Justification: Understanding the Classic Reformed Doctrine. Phillipsburg N.J.: P&R Pub., 2008.

Hall, David. A Theological Guide to Calvin’s Institutes: Essays and Analysis. Phillipsburg N.J.: P&R Pub., 2008.

Hall, David W. The Legacy of John Calvin: His Influence on the Modern World. Calvin 500 series. Phillipsburg, N.J.: P&R Pub., 2008.

Kingdon, Robert M. Geneva and the Consolidation of the French Protestant Movement, 1564–1572; A Contribution to the History of Congregationalism, Presbyterianism, and Calvinist Resistance Theory. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1967.

Muller, Richard A. The Unaccommodated Calvin: Studies in the Foundation of a Theological Tradition. Oxford studies in historical theology. New York: Oxford University, 2000.

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12 years ago

Calvin500 Facebook group is here:

Howard Griffith

12 years ago


I noticed your comments on Oliver Crisp’s *Divinity and Humanity.* You may be interested in my review of that work in the latest Westminster Theological Journal.

Camden Bucey

12 years ago

Thanks – I’ll take a look at that.

Jeff Waddington

12 years ago


It was your review of Crisp that drew my attention to this work and led me to purchase my own copy. Crisp is someone with whom I disagree on occasion, but he makes me think.

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[…] October 3, 2008 at 10:19 am (Books (reviews and recommendations)) This book explains why. The author, David W. Hall, is one of the foremost experts on Calvin’s influence in the modern world. This little gem of a book can be read in a couple of hours at most, and is an easy read. There were quite a few eye-openers for me, at least. What amazed me was the evidence he marshals for the following: the vast influence of Calvin’s thought through the Genevan Academy, the printing presses, and preaching; the sheer volume of Calvin’s output (which I knew about, but was struck afresh at just how much God enabled him to accomplish); the human-ness of John Calvin (contrary to popular opinion, John Calvin was a loving, gracious, generous man who inspired life-long loyalty in his friends, and gave it in return); his ideas were responsible for the American Revolution and the freedoms we enjoy (Hall is especially well-equipped to show us this tracing out of Western liberty). In short, this is the perfect book to give to Calvin despisers. The one myth that is not dealt with in this book is the Servetus story. However, you can listen to David W. Hall debunk that myth in the interview that Christ the Center folks had with him. […]

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