Who Was John Calvin the Reformer?


Who was John Calvin the Reformer? In this Seven Minute Seminary video, Dr. Scott Kisker offers a helpful sketch of the influential figure John Calvin. By setting him in his historical context, Kisker helps us understand the lasting impact that his thoughts and pastoral work in Geneva had on the world.

Read some leading biographies and helpful treatments of John Calvin:
Calvin by Bruce Gordon
John Calvin: A Biography by T. H. L. Parker
Calvin for Armchair Theologians by Christopher Elwood
Read John Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion.

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Dr. Scott Kisker is Professor of the History of Christianity at United Theological Seminary. He specializes in Wesley studies and pietist studies. Scott is married to Roberta Willison Kisker and they have five children: Maria, Susanna, Isaac, Tabitha, and Naomi.