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Acta Theologica

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HAN, S.J.. An investigation into Calvin's use of Augustine. Acta theol. [online]. 2008, vol.28, suppl.10, pp.70-83. ISSN 2309-9089.

This article briefly investigates the use of Augustine as an authority from the early church in John Calvin's writings. Calvin frequently referred to and quoted Augustine in his writings. Augustine undoubtedly exerted an influence on Calvin's views and arguments. This article traces Calvin's use of Augustine in his writings chronologically as they were published since 1532. In addition, a data analysis provides relevant information in order to argue a scrutinised exposition of Augustine's influence on Calvin's thinking. The article does not try to compare the theologies of Augustine and Calvin, nor to establish a theory that would reveal Augustine's influence on Calvin's theology. This investigation suggests methodological help for further research in this regard.

Keywords : Calvin; Augustine; Reformation.

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