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Calvin and His Influence, 1509–2009$
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Irena Backus and Philip Benedict

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199751846

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751846.001.0001

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Calvin's Self-Awareness as Author

Calvin's Self-Awareness as Author

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Calvin and His Influence, 1509–2009

Olivier Millet

Susanna Gebhardt

Oxford University Press

Through his writings Calvin gradually shaped an image of himself as an evangelical author imbued with humanist literary conventions. Rather timid in asserting his authority at the start of his career, he grew more and more confident as his theological standing became more and more widely recognized. The chapter also argues that differences between Calvin's French and Latin discourse became blurred over time, as his writings fused into a single oeuvre with an overarching structural coherence.

Keywords:   Calvin, humanism, style, authorship, french prose, latin prose, printing

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