Douglas F. Kelly examines five church-state relations (Geneva, Huguenot France, Knox's Scotland, Puritan England, and Colonial America) over a three-century period to show the impact of Calvin’s thought on civil government. Though primarily a scholar, theologian, preacher, and church statesman, Calvin showed a strong political concern throughout his life. His theology, the institutions it engendered, and the questions it raised have played a major role in shaping the post-Reformation world. Calvin’s legacy continues to bear upon the issues that guide and agitate Western nations today. Dr. Kelly is the Jordan Professor of Systematic Theology at Reformed Theology Seminary, in Charlotte, North Carolina. He received his B.D. From Union Theological Seminary and his Ph.D. From the University of Edinburgh.