Calvin’s Company of Pastors

By Michael Horton

With many others I have been anticipating the publication of Scott Manetsch’s Calvin’s Company of Pastors. It’s not quite what I expected—that is, a more thorough update to Phillip Hughes’s The Register of the Company of Pastors of Geneva in the Time of Calvin (1966). We needed something like that, even if it were a niche publication that would seem too much like bookkeeping for a general audience. However, Manetsch’s book is that and much more.

Full of fresh scholarship (including analysis of records never examined closely), Calvin’s Company of Pastors is a fascinating read. While many studies tilt toward intellectual history, Manetsch follows in the trail of more recent (and obscure) social historians.

Purchase the book here (Amazon).

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