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Calvin's Company of Pastors: Pastoral Care and the Emerging Reformed Church, 1536-1609

Scott M. Manetsch


This book examines the pastoral theology and practical ministry activities of Geneva’s reformed ministers from the time of Calvin’s arrival in Geneva in 1536 until the beginning of the seventeenth century. During these seven decades, more than 130 men were enrolled in Geneva’s Venerable Company of Pastors (as it was called), including notable reformed leaders such as Guillaume Farel, Pierre Viret, Theodore Beza, Simon Goulart, and Lambert Daneau. Aside from these better-known epigones, Geneva’s pastors from this period have remained hidden from view, cloaked in Calvin’s long shadow, even thoug ... More

Keywords: John Calvin, Theodore Beza, Geneva, pastoral theology, pastors, preaching, church discipline, reformed theology, consistory, Calvinism, company of pastors

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199938575
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199938575.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Scott M. Manetsch, author
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School