FROM IGNOMINY TO GLORY: JESUS’S DEATH AND RESURRECTION IN CALVIN’S HARMONY OF THE GOSPELS

by W. GORDON CAMPBELL in Vol. 2 No. 2 / October 2016



Abstract
In the final fifty pages of Calvin’s Harmony of the Synoptic Gospels the Reformer expounds, in eleven sets of parallels, the Synoptic accounts of Jesus’s death and resurrection (Matt 27:45–28:20, Mark 15:33–16:20, and Luke 23:45–24:53). This article seeks to commend the usefulness of Calvin’s exposition for contemporary readers by means of a digest in which significant elements for each section are drawn out, their chief exegetical and theological emphases highlighted, and the main qualities of Calvin’s work identified. The conclusion considers both the merits and limits of Calvin’s harmonization, o ering suggestions on how scholars and believers might complement Calvin when reading or studying the Synoptic Gospels today.


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