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Theodore Beza

The Man and the Myth

Shawn D. Wright


Pages: 256
Trim: Large trade paperback (216 x 138mm)
Isbn 13: 9781781916841
List Price: £8.99
Series: Biography
Imprint: Christian Focus
Category: Biography > General

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Theodore Beza? Who is he? Why should I care about him?

Well, I'm glad you asked!
Theodore Beza was a man who in his day was one of the luminaries of the Protestant world, who took the reins of the beleaguered Calvinistic movement after its namesake's death, and who influenced English-speaking Protestantism more than you might imagine. Shawn D. Wright casts light on a figure often neglected and helps illustrate the significant impact of his faith and influence.


About Shawn D. Wright

Shawn D. Wright is Associate Professor of Church History at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and serves as an elder at Clifton Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky,


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For a man who was John Calvin's assistant and successor, Theodore Beza is surprisingly little known. This book does us the great service of introducing the man in and through his major works.

Gerald Bray, Research Professor, Beeson Divinity School at Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama


Among the litany of books on Beza this latest work offers a most genuine contribution in its ability to countervail the many modern misconceptions surrounding "the Calvinist." From the aftermath of the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre to the Colloquy of Montbeliard, Beza proved himself to be more than a theologian; he was a statesman and an ambassador for the Reformed faith. Theodore Beza: The Man and the Myth is a robust depiction of Beza in all of these roles.

Obbie Tyler Todd, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans, Louisiana - Writing for The Gospel Coalition


This title opens with, 'Theodore Beza? Who's he? Why should I care about him?' The author answers these questions with warmth and clarity ... though Beza was a theologian of great intellect, he was a man of great devotion to God and pastoral sensitivity in dealing with God's people.

Overall, an excellent introduction to the life and writings of Theodore Beza.

Mark Rowcroft, Evangelical Times


An enrichingand heart warming experience ... Alec Motyer is a Hebrew scholar with a love and respect for God's Word, we can have confidence in what he has done. There were wonderful moments where the Psalms came alive.

Evangelical Now


Shawn Wright is a rare gift of a careful historian with a pastor's heart. In this moving tribute on Beza, Wright captures the true man behind the myth and demonstrates why Beza should be both relevant as well as inspiring to the modern pastor.

Brian Croft, Pastor, Auburndale Baptist Church and Senior Fellow of the Mathena Center for Church Revitalization at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky


Wright's own instincts of pastoral sympathy help clear away much of the historiographical garbage that has accumulated around the legacy of Beza and made him a feared step-child of the Reformation.

Tom J. Nettles, Former Senior Professor of Historical Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky


Well researched and well written, this is an important book about Beza based on a close reading of Beza ... A stellar contribution to Reformation studies and pastoral theology alike.

Timothy George, Founding Dean of Beeson Divinity School, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama


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