THEOLOGY OF JOHN CALVIN, THE by Karl Barth
This historically significant volume collects Karl Barth's lectures on John Calvin, delivered at the University
of Göttingen in 1922. The book opens with an illuminating sketch of medieval theology, an appreciation of
Luther's breakthrough, and a comparative study of the roles of Zwingli and Calvin. The main body of the
work consists of an increasingly sympathetic, and at times amusing, account of Calvin's life up to his recall
to Geneva. In the process, Barth examines and evaluates the early theological writings of Calvin, especially
the first edition of the Institutes.