Title: Calvin's Ladder: A Spiritual Theology of Ascent and Ascension
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: New
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company June 2010
080286449X / 9780802864499
Seller ID: 110150
Are Christians truly invited to share in God or just in his gifts? The language of participation has been hotly debated for centuries, many Protestants protesting that aspiring to share in God is akin to attempting to ascend to his level. John Calvins theology is often brought in to support this contention. Here Julie Canlis argues that to do so reflects a complete misunderstanding of Calvin. In fact, she says, it is precisely Calvins inclusion of participation that makes his theology so robust and spiritually enduring. / Calvins Ladder traces the theme of participation in early Christian spirituality, then reveals how Calvin reworks it into the heart of his Protestant manifesto on theology. This groundbreaking book suggests an entirely distinctive way of conceiving the relation between God and humanity, challenging not only old caricatures of Calvin but also our own self-portraits.