Calvin the Pastor-Theologian

Shepherd of Souls

“Jean Daniel Benoit, the expert on Calvin’s work in the cure of souls, states boldly that the Geneva Reformer was more pastor than theologian, that, to be exact, he was a theologian in order to be a better pastor.  In his whole reforming work he was a shepherd of souls.”*

*John T. McNeill, A History of the Cure of Souls (New York: Harper and Row, 1951), 198, as quoted in Timothy Witmer, The Shepherd Leader (Phillipsburg: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishers, 2010), 55.

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