The faithful and the rulers: Calvin's two sermons of 1554 on 1 Timothy 2:1-2

HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies. 1998;54(1/2):125-132 DOI 10.4102/hts.v54i1/2.1389


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Journal Title: HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies

ISSN: 0259-9422 (Print); 2072-8050 (Online)

Publisher: AOSIS

Society/Institution: Reformed Theological College of the Netherdutch Reformed Church of Africa, at the Faculty of Theology of the University of Pretoria, Pretoria (South Africa)

LCC Subject Category: Philosophy. Psychology. Religion: The Bible | Philosophy. Psychology. Religion: Practical Theology

Country of publisher: South Africa

Language of fulltext: Afrikaans, English, Dutch

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A. D. Pont (Professor Enneritus: Department of Chruch History (Sec A), University of Pretoria)


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Time From Submission to Publication: 15 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

In this study Calvin's two sermons on 1 Timothy 2:1-2 are examined and the contents briely analyzed. The conclusion is drawn that Calvin is not giving a treatise on the biblical doctrine on princes and rulers, but is addressing the faithful. In doing so, he explains to the congregation their position vis-à-vis the rulers and what Paul's injunctions mean intheir situation. It is true preaching as Calvin only expounds the Biblical message as it is found in this text.