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Calvin: Institutes of the Christian Religion (The Library of Christian… (edition 1960)

by John T. McNeill

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Title:Calvin: Institutes of the Christian Religion (The Library of Christian Classics)
Authors:John T. McNeill
Info:Westminster John Knox Press (1960), Paperback, 1822 pages
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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 |
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 |
Brilliant. ( )
  cemontijo | Jan 18, 2016 |
This is Calvin's benchmark text of Reformed theology. Calvin is one of the magisterial giants on which the Reformation of the Christian church stands, and this work makes the reasons for his stature abundantly clear. Trained as a lawyer before becoming a pastor and theologian Calvin is logical, thorough and relentless in pressing his viewpoints on every aspect of faith addressed in this volume. And it should be added that Calvin is relentlessly biblical. There is no point in his theology that is not thoroughly grounded in scripture. He writes as one who is also well-acquainted with the church fathers as well as the theologians of his day, drawing deeply from that well of knowledge in both building up his position and refuting the positions that he believes are held in error. I read the Battles translation and the style of Calvin's writing comes across as very readable and accessible not just to pastors, theologians and educated lay persons, but to anyone who wants to understand Christian doctrine that is firmly Biblical, which, in a nutshell, is what Reformed theology is all about. I highly commend this enduring work. It is truly a timeless gift to the church. ( )
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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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