Calvinism and the Making of the European Mind traces the interplay between Calvinism's transformative spirituality and the rise of modern Europe. How did the Reformed tradition affect the sciences, economic practices, views on religious toleration and the constitution of European polities?
Gijsbert van den Brink, Ph.D. (1993), Utrecht University, holds the Chair for the Theology of Reformed Protestantism at the Protestant Theological University in Amsterdam and is Associate Professor of Christian Doctrine at the VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He has published on historical and doctrinal issues within the Reformed tradition and beyond. Harro M. Hopfl, Ph.D. (1989), Lancaster University, was Research Professor (and is now Visiting Fellow) at the Essex Business School, Essex University, and is Adjunct Professor at the University of Canberra. He has published many monographs and articles on the political theory of Calvin, the Calvinists, and the early Jesuits, and has also co-edited Managing Modernity (Oxford UP, 2011).