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John Calvin on the kingdom of God and eschatology

J.H. van Wyk
In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi | Vol 35, No 2 | a555 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ids.v35i2.555 | © 2001 J.H. van Wyk | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 08 August 2001 | Published: 08 August 2001

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J.H. van Wyk, School for Ecclesiastic Sciences, Potchefstroom University for CHE, South Africa

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In this article the author investigates Calvin’s view on the kingdom of God and eschatology. The first question to be answered is: how does one know (anything about eschatology)? Calvin’s answer is clear: only through the Word of God. The author continues to illustrate that for Calvin the expectation of the kingdom and the eschaton does not frustrate or annihilate the present, but stimulates and directs human activities. Attention is also paid to the realisation and fulfilment of the kingdom and the esch


Calvin And The Kingdom Of God; Calvins Views On Eschatology; Meditatio Futurae Vitae; Calvins Views On New Heaven And Earth; Status Intermedius


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