New Credo Podcast! Why did Calvin think the Fathers were on his side?
In the final episode of this Credo mini-series, Ronni Kurtz asks Matthew Barrett about his investigation of John Calvin in his new book, The Reformation as Renewal. They discuss Calvin’s juxtaposition of dead icons and living icons and his doctrine of participation. They also wrestle with misnomers over Calvin’s reformed understanding of the Lord’s Supper as well as his pursuit of catholicity by means of his fortification of a reformed church. Barrett argues that Calvin embodies the principle of renewal, made apparent by Calvin’s insistent retrieval of the church fathers and medieval theologians before him. In this way, Calvin saw himself as a faithful steward of the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic church preserved across history, a persistent advocate for the restoration of true worship in his own day.