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Institutes of the Christian Religion
     

Institutes of the Christian Religion

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by Jean Calvin
 

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John Calvin's greatest work, published in several editions as early as 1536 and finally in this definitive edition in 1559, was intended as a theological introduction to the Bible and a vindication of the principles of the Reformation. The central doctrines professed are the absolute sovereignty of God, the grounding of Christian faith in the Word of God revealed

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John Calvin's greatest work, published in several editions as early as 1536 and finally in this definitive edition in 1559, was intended as a theological introduction to the Bible and a vindication of the principles of the Reformation. The central doctrines professed are the absolute sovereignty of God, the grounding of Christian faith in the Word of God revealed in the Holy Scriptures, and the inability of man to find salvation apart from God's grace.

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2940025410133
Publisher:
Presbyterian Board of Publication and Sabbath -School Work
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Institutes of the Christian Religion 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
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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andy fordham More than 1 year ago
The ULTIMATE systematic theology is great on the nook.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
9/9/2011. Great way to research one of the top leaders of the Reformation in 1500's Europe. So easy to use and search.
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