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Institutes of the Christian Religion by John…

Institutes of the Christian Religion

by John Calvin

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Series: Library of Christian Classics (20-21)

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  birdsnare | May 16, 2019 |
I read this over three summers during my time at Moore College, and it was a great blessing to me. I appreciate Calvin's desire to explain the Scriptures clearly and straightforwardly and his pastoral concern for everyday Christians whose faith and assurance was undermined by Roman Catholic doctrine.

Some highlights: his discussion of revelation and natural theology in the opening chapters, his exposition of the Ten Commandments, the exploration of faith and doubt, and the chapters on church discipline and the sacraments.

Also, the guy sure has some humourous ways of saying he disagrees with someone! ( )
1 vote jackymendez | Jan 10, 2018 |
The definitive theological writings for the Reformed community. This book is an amazing read and provides a true look into the fundamental beliefs of the Reformed Community ( )
  Rayhar | Dec 28, 2017 |
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  CPI | Aug 1, 2016 |
A devotional quality pervades this book. One can hardly come away from reading Calvin without knowing God's abundant grace as the sole means of a relationship with Him. His section on prayer is particularly encouraging and challenging. His final section on the role of civil government should be required reading for all those on both sides of the political aisle who relinquish civility for their "rights." ( )
  memlhd | Jan 23, 2016 |
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McNeill, John T.Editormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Allen, JohnTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Battles, Ford LewisTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Beveridge, HenryTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0664220282, Hardcover)

This is the definitive English-language edition of one of the monumental works of the Christian church. All previous editions--in Latin, French, German, and English--have been collated; references and notes have been verified, corrected, and expanded; and new bibliographies have been added.The translation preserves the rugged strength and vividness of Calvin's writing, but also conforms to modern English and renders heavy theological terms in simple language. The result is a translation that achieves a high degree of accuracy and at the same time is eminently readable.

Long recognized for the quality of its translations, introductions, explanatory notes, and indexes, the Library of Christian Classics provides scholars and students with modern English translations of some of the most significant Christian theological texts in history. Through these works--each written prior to the end of the sixteenth century--contemporary readers are able to engage the ideas that have shaped Christian theology and the church through the centuries.

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"Long regarded as the central theologian of the Protestant Reformation, John Calvin changed the course of the Christian church through one book: Institutes of the Christian Religion. Hendrickson Publishers here offers the classic English translation of this masterpiece, newly typeset and freshly designed for the modern reader, with all the citatioins, indexes, and other other helps updated."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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Editions: 0802881661, 0802807747

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