Erik A. de Boer, Ph.D. (1999) in Theology, University of Geneva, is minister of the Reformed Churches, associated researcher of the Theological University in Kampen (Broederweg), the Netherlands and also Research Associate of the Department of Ecclesiology, Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, South-Africa. He prepared a critical edition of Calvin's sermons on Ezekiel 36-38 and is currently writing a monograph on the 'congrégations' in Geneva.
All those interested in the history of biblical exegesis, the history of preaching, Renaissance and Reformation studies.
'This is a valuable study which sets the Ezekiel sermons in the context of previous expositions, explores Calvin's sources, expounds the teaching of the sermons and compares this with the stance of others. As the author is almost the only person to have read these sermons since the sixteenth century, there is much for Calvin scholars to learn and the volume will make an excellent companion to the edition of the sermons, when this appears.'
A.N.S. Lane, Lux Mundi, 2005.
'… this monograph offers an engaging and important contribution to research on Calvin's exegesis. It is an admirable addition to the growing study of Calvin's homiletical works and will surely encourage further study of his Ezekiel sermons.'
Jon Balserak, The Sixteenth Century Journal, 2005
'...the book in the whole is a model of thorough and careful scholarship…'
William Young, Renaissance Quarterly.
Table of contents
PART I. CALVIN AND THE HISTORY OF EXEGESIS ON EZEKIEL
1. The Church Fathers
2. The Monks
3. The Colleagues
4. The Jews
PART II. JOHN CALVIN ON VISIONARY REVELATION
5. Vision and Doctrine
6. Characteristics of Visionary Revelation
7. ‘Visio’ as Prophetic Performance
PART III THE VISIONS OF EZEK. 37–48 IN CALVIN’S EXPOSITION
8. Promises added to the Threats (Ezek. 36)
9. The Restoration of Israel (Ezek. 37)
10. Gog and Magog (Ezek. 38–39)
11. The New Temple and City (Ezek. 40–48)
Index of Biblical Texts
Index of Names
Index of Subjects