God the Creator: Book 1 From the Magnum Opus of Christian Theology, Institutes of the Christian Religion

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John Calvin (1509-1564) was born in France, but spent most of his life in Switzerland and Italy. He wrote this book in Basel, Switzerland and though he wished for obscurity this work made him famous. He established more than 2000 Reformed congregations.

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Overview

John Calvin (1509-1564) was born in France, but spent most of his life in Switzerland and Italy. He wrote this book in Basel, Switzerland and though he wished for obscurity this work made him famous. He established more than 2000 Reformed congregations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781610360005
  • Publisher: Bridge-Logos Foundation
  • Publication date: 3/1/2012
  • Series: Institutes of the Christian Religion
  • Pages: 344
  • Sales rank: 1,005,810
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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John Calvin (1509-1564) was born in France, but spent most of his life in Switzerland and Italy. He wrote this book in Basel, Switzerland and though he wished for obscurity this work made him famous. He established more than 2000 Reformed congregations.

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Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Original Translator's Preface xi

The Printers to the Readers xvii

Prefactory Address xix

Epistle to the Reader xxxix

The Life of John Calvin John Foxe 1

Book First: Of the Knowledge of God the Creator

Chapter 1 Connection between the Knowledge of God and the Knowledge of Ourselves. Nature of the connection 17

Chapter 2 What it is to Know God. Tendency of this Knowledge 21

Chapter 3 The Human Mind naturally imbued with the Knowledge of God 25

Chapter 4 This Knowledge stifled or corrupted, ignorantly or maliciously 29

Chapter 5 The Knowledge of God displayed in the fabric and constant Government of the Universe 35

Chapter 6 The need of Scripture as a Guide and Teacher in coming to God as a Creator 53

Chapter 7 The Testimony of the Spirit necessary to give full authority to Scripture. The impiety of pretending that the Credibility of Scripture depends on the Judgment of the Church 59

Chapter 8 The Credibility of Scripture sufficiently proved, as far as Natural Reason admits 67

Chapter 9 All the principles of piety subverted by fanatics who substitute revelations for Scripture 81

Chapter 10 In Scripture, the true God opposed, exclusively, to all the gods of the Heathen 87

Chapter 11 Impiety of attributing a visible form to God. The setting up of Idols a revolt against the True God 91

Chapter 12 God distinguished from Idols, that He may be the exclusive object of Worship 111

Chapter 13 The Unity of the Divine Essence in Three Persons taught in Scripture, from the foundation of the World 117

Chapter 14 In the Creation of the World, and all things in it, the True God distinguished by certain marks from fictitious gods 159

Chapter 15 State in which man was created. The Faculties of the Soul-The Image of God-Free Will-Original Righteousness 185

Chapter 16 The World, created by God, still cherished and protected by Him. Each and all of its parts governed by His Providence 201

Chapter 17 Use to be made of this Doctrine 217

Chapter 18 The instrumentality of the wicked employed by God, while He continues free from every taint 239

Study Guide 249

One Hundred Aphorisms 257

A Defense of Calvanism Charles Haddon Spurgeon 273

The Five Points of Calvinism 285

Index 287

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