Calvinus clarissimus theologus
The Tenth International Congress on Calvin Research took place at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa. 'Reconciliation' was choosen as the overall theme of the plenary papers in order to relate scholarly research to present day issues and, in this case, the recent history of South Africa. It is noteworthy that all presenters have managed to deal with this topic in various ways and without doing injustice to academic standards. Even a good number of short papers took notice of the theme and all of this results in this volume, in which the latest in Research on Calvin is presented.Other than some had expected, the attention for Calvin did not decline after the Calvin Year 2009 in which so many conferences were held and so many books were published. Bloemfontein proved that quite the opposite is true, namely that the 500th celebration of Calvin’s birthday gave a boost to research and encouraged many young scholars and from a growing number of countries to deal with the Genevan’s theology, biography and influence.