Gregory B. Graybill is senior pastor at the First United Presbyterian Church of Moline, Illinois. He earned a DPhil at the University of Oxford and is author of Evangelical Free Will: Philipp Melanchthon’s Doctrinal Journey on the Origins of Faith (2010). He is collaborator on Philippians, Colossians in the Reformation Commentary on Scripture.
Long overshadowed by Luther and Calvin, Philipp Melanchthon (1497-1560) is nevertheless one of the most important figures in the Protestant Reformation. Reformer, humanist, theologian, philosopher, ecumenist, and teacher of pastors--Melanchthon had a profound effect on the sweep of Western church history.