“Calvin’s personal library has been estimated at three hundred to three hundred fifty volumes; after his death, his heirs sold the majority of the books to Geneva’s magistrates for inclusion in the library of the Academy.”
—Scott M. Manetsch, Calvin’s Company of Pastors: Pastoral Care and the Emerging Reformed Church, 1536–1609, Oxford Studies in Historical Theology (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013), 222.
When I read that, I recalled how I concluded a review article in 2006:
With technological advances come both new blessings and curses for humanity, and [Logos Bible Software] is one of the most superb technological blessings. I cannot help but imagine what spiritual giants in the past would have produced with this e-tool at their fingertips. Imagine Martin Luther, John Calvin, John Owen, Jonathan Edwards, or Charles Spurgeon with [Logos Bible Software]. That is a humbling thought. May God help us be good stewards of his manifold grace, including this unprecedented e-library by Logos Bible Software.
“From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked” (Luke 12:48b).
- Kevin DeYoung selected Manetsch’s book as the best book of 2013.
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