John Calvin on the kingdom of God and eschatology

In this article the author investigates Calvin’s view on the kingdom of God and eschatology. The first question to be answered is: how does one know (anything about eschatology)? Calvin’s answer is clear: only through the Word of God. The author continues to illustrate that for Calvin the expectatio...

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Published in: In die skriflig : tydskrif van die Gereformeerde Teologiese Vereniging Vol. 35; no. 2; pp. 191 - 215
Main Author: Van Wyk, J.H
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Afrikaans
Published: AOSIS 08-08-2001
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Summary: In this article the author investigates Calvin’s view on the kingdom of God and eschatology. The first question to be answered is: how does one know (anything about eschatology)? Calvin’s answer is clear: only through the Word of God. The author continues to illustrate that for Calvin the expectation of the kingdom and the eschaton does not frustrate or annihilate the present, but stimulates and directs human activities. Attention is also paid to the realisation and fulfilment of the kingdom and the esch
ISSN: 1018-6441
2305-0853
DOI: 10.4102/ids.v35i2.555