David Hall identifies 10 seminal ways that Calvin's thought transformed the culture of the West, complete with a nontechnical biography of Calvin and tributes by other leaders. The Legacy of John Calvin is brief enough for popular audiences and analytical enough to provide much information in a short space.
About the Author
David W. Hall is senior pastor of Midway Presbyterian Church in Powder Springs, Georgia. He is the general editor of the Calvin 500 series.
"David Hall has gifted us with an innovative, succinct book on John Calvin and his influence on church and society in everything from education and benevolent assistance to politics and economics...Some sections, such as Hall's description of Calvin's humility, are the finest I've read in all of Calvin literature. For a quick yet informative read about Calvin and his massive influence in the church and the world, this is the book." - Joel R. Beeke, president Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids
"This gem of a book is the perfect intordction to John Calvin on the 500th anniversary of his birth. Typical errors and caricatures are gently debunked. More importantly, David Hall shows us how so many of the blessings of moder life we take for granted are the leagcy of the Genevan Reformation...Most of all, in this marvelous book Calvin's humanity is revealed; he even becomes our friend." - William Edgar, professor of apologetics, Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia
"David W. hall makes many bold claims about the influence of John Calvin...amd then provides the evidence to back up those claims. As a pastor who has read widely and deeply on his subject, Dr. Hall provides a postive appreaciation of Calvin's life and influence for this celebrating the 500th anniversary of his birth." - William S. Barker, professor of church history emeritus, Westminster Theological Seminary