John Calvin on Preaching the Law

Stephen W. Ramp

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 7/1/2001

Issue: The Law (Vol. 21, No 3, Summer, 2001)

Like Luther, John Calvin held a pessimistic view of human nature apart from Christ. Humans fall, therefore, under the condemnation of God's law. Unlike Luther, Calvin saw a pedagogical use of the law, to illumine and motivate believers in well-doing.

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