Title

The Reformations of the Refugee John Calvin: A Historical and Theological Analysis of the Reformer’s Doctrine of Hospitality

Author

Edward Y. Kim

Publication Date

5-2015

Abstract

Following Heiko Oberman's thesis on the Reformation of the Refugees, this paper explores to what extent John Calvin's experience of exile had influenced his ministry, theology, and hermeneutics. With the background of the unprecedented mass movement of vagrants and religious refugees during the sixteenth century, we demonstrate how Calvin as a refugee himself was especially keen on proving the abiding presence of God with his people in the same way the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob was with the exiles of the Bible. Moreover, taking into account the rising tide of anti-immigrant feelings by local communities everywhere on the continent, we show various ways –– for example, through his doctrine of election –– how Calvin sought to bolster a sense of dignity and religious identity while refugees at large were being stigmatized as criminals and outside the grace of God.

Degree Name

PHD in Theology

First Advisor

Thompson, John

Date Uploaded

12-12-2018

Collection Number

ATS1643E

Document Type

Dissertation

File Name

Kim_fuller.ats_1643E_10054

Language

English

Keywords

Jean Calvin, Hospitality, Christian Reformed Church, Religious refugees

Disciplines

Missions and World Christianity

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12-12-2018

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