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The Expository Genius of John Calvin

Dr. Steven J. Lawson
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  • In The Expository Genius of John Calvin, Dr. Steven J. Lawson delves into the practices, commitments, and techniques that made John Calvin, the great Reformer of the sixteenth century, such an effective preacher during his long pastorate at Saint Pierre Cathedral in Geneva, Switzerland. Dr. Lawson identifies thirty-two distinctives of Calvin s preaching, providing comments from Calvin s writings, quotations from Reformation scholars, and examples from Calvin s own sermons to reinforce his points. In the end, Dr. Lawson finds in Calvin a strong model for expository preaching and calls on modern pastors to follow the Reformers example.

  • Author: Steven Lawson
    Hardcover: 133 pages

    Publisher: Reformation Trust Publishing (March 1, 2007)

    Language: English

    ISBN-10: 1567690858

    ISBN-13: 978-1567690859

    Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 5.5 x 0.7 inches

    Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces

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  • Preface: Standing on Holy Ground

    Chapter 1: Calvin's Life and Legacy
    Chapter 2: Approaching the Pulpit
    Chapter 3: Preparing the Preacher
    Chapter 4: Launching the Sermon
    Chapter 5: Expounding the Text
    Chapter 6: Crafting the Delivery
    Chapter 7: Applying the Truth
    Chapter 8: Concluding the Exposition
    Conclusion: "We Want Again Calvins!"

    Appendix A
    Appendix B

About the Author

Dr. Steven J. Lawson

Dr. Steven J. Lawson is founder and president of OnePassion Ministries, a ministry designed to equip and energize a new generation of Bible expositors. The focus of Dr. Lawson’s ministry is the verse-by-verse exposition of God’s Word. He is the author of more than twenty books, including Pillars of Grace: A Long Line of Godly Men, Volume Two, The Unwavering Resolve of Jonathan Edwards, The Expository Genius of John Calvin, and Foundations of Grace: A Long Line of Godly Men, Volume One.

Dr. Lawson is a Teaching Fellow with Ligonier Ministries, Professor of Preaching and Dean of the Doctor of Ministry program at The Master’s Seminary, and Executive Editor for Expositor magazine. He is also on the board of The Master’s University and Seminary, Ligonier Ministries, and Reformation Bible College. Dr. Lawson is a graduate of Texas Tech University (B.B.A.), Dallas Theological Seminary (Th.M.), and Reformed Theological Seminary (D. Min.), has served as a pastor in Arkansas and Alabama for thirty-four years, and presently lives in Dallas, Texas. Steve and his wife Anne have three sons and a daughter.