Institutes of the Christian Religion

Institutes of the Christian Religion

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by John Calvin
     
 

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"Such is pure and genuine religion, namely, confidence in God coupled with serious fear–fear, which both includes in it willing reverence, and brings along with it such legitimate worship as is prescribed by the law."

Institutes of the Christian Religion is considered John Calvin's magnum opus and a groundbreaking systematization of Protestant theology

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"Such is pure and genuine religion, namely, confidence in God coupled with serious fear–fear, which both includes in it willing reverence, and brings along with it such legitimate worship as is prescribed by the law."

Institutes of the Christian Religion is considered John Calvin's magnum opus and a groundbreaking systematization of Protestant theology. The first edition was written in 1536 as a brief summary of Christian teaching, but because of the demand by 1559 – Institutes grew into the four-volume set that we know today. This classic translation by Henry Beveridge from Calvin's 1559 Latin edition is provided in its entirety here in one digital edition.

This digital edition has been made specifically for quick navigation and browsing. Additionally, it also features active footnotes, and a special introduction by John Murray.

Institutes of the Christian Religion is part of The Fig Classic Series on Reformation Theology. To view more books in our catalog, visit us at fig-books.com.

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ISBN-13:
2940015360882
Publisher:
Fig
Publication date:
09/11/2012
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NOOK Book
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2 MB

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Institutes of the Christian Religion 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 84 reviews.
NOOKelodeon More than 1 year ago
I was completely blown away with the way this book is done! I have tried to read the Institutes in the paper form but the volume of the work presents a serious challenge. So when I got my Nook, the Institutes was one of the first books I downloaded in hopes to finally conquer it. Too bad I got it from a different publisher - the digital version I had bought seemed even more confusing. One of my friends, a Reformed pastor, suggested I tried this version. I still cannot believe how well done this one is. The clear structure of the book, the hyperlinks, the active table of content, the ease of navigation is above any expectations! It includes all the text from the original work, all Calvin's notes on the Bible verses (you can basically open a list of Bible verses he commented on and "jump" directly to his notes on a particular verse, and then back), and yet you can easily navigate between all books, chapters and sections. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in serious approach to studying the Bible or Christian religion all together. And if you are bound to read Calvin's Institutes, do yourself a favor and get this one - you will be impressed!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the most readable translation of Calvin's magnum opus. Not to dismiss the Battles translation out-of-hand, but Beveridge's care and vocabulary raise these volumes to a separate level of scholarship. The 'Institutes,' like any great book, deserves 3 full readings to be properly grasped. Calvin does not approach his subjects in the way we normally understand 'systematic theology,' but as an erudite pastor taking his charges by the hand through the maze of many seemingly contradictory slices of Scripture. Approach this book with an open heart and mind and enjoy the rich harvest of a French genius.
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Ophelia52 More than 1 year ago
Calvin was a very orderly thinker. He would choose a topic and examine it carefully before passing on to the next. The topics are broken up into chapters brief enough to be readable in one sitting. He tried to be as lucid and brief as possible in his prose style, and for the most part succeeded. If you want to understand the Calvinist/Reformed branch of 16th century Protestantism, this is an excellent resource. There is no hypertext linking to chapters, but if you intend to read this volume straight through, that isn't a problem. Had there been decent internal links, I would have rated this at five stars.
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not a bad buy.
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