Monday, November 19, 2007

The Expositional Pattern of a Great Master

In Steven J. Lawson 's, The Expository Genius of John Calvin (Orlando: Reformation Trust, 2007), the author summarizes in an accurate, deeply appreciative, and highly readable manner the expository method of John Calvin, one of the greatest exegetes in the history of the Christian Church. The work covers Calvin's' approach to the pulpit, his preparation as the preacher, the launching of the sermon, the expounding of the text, crafting the delivery, applying the truth, and concluding the exposition. The work is challenging, informative, and suggestive.