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The 500th anniversary of Calvin’s birth last year prompted the publication of a spate of works celebrating his life and theology. Gordon’s vibrant new biography invites readers to see Calvin’s theological commitments in historical context. Highlighting Calvin’s view of himself as prophet and apostle to his contemporaries, Gordon shows us the complexities of the Reformer’s political theology as he communicated it to a variety of hearers, ranging from exiled and persecuted Christians to French nobles.