Institutes of the Christian Religion

November 26, 2018 - Comment

Hendrickson offers a one-volume hardcover edition of one of Western Christianity’s foundational works. Re-typeset into a clean and modern typeface, this edition is easy to read for the modern eye. This book will appeal to libraries, seminarians, pastors, and laypeople. Institutes of the Christian Religion by John Calvin is an introduction to the Bible and

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Hendrickson offers a one-volume hardcover edition of one of Western Christianity’s foundational works. Re-typeset into a clean and modern typeface, this edition is easy to read for the modern eye. This book will appeal to libraries, seminarians, pastors, and laypeople. Institutes of the Christian Religion by John Calvin is an introduction to the Bible and a vindication of Reformation principles by one of the Reformation’s finest scholars.

At the age of twenty-six, Calvin published several revisions of his Institutes of the Christian Religion, a seminal work in Christian theology that altered the course of Western history and that is still read by theological students today. It was published in Latin in 1536 and in his native French in 1541, with the definitive editions appearing in 1559 (Latin) and in 1560 (French). The book was written as an introductory textbook on the Protestant faith for those with some learning already and covered a broad range of theological topics from the doctrines of church and sacraments to justification by faith alone. It vigorously attacked the teachings of those Calvin considered unorthodox, particularly Roman Catholicism, to which Calvin says he had been “strongly devoted” before his conversion to Protestantism. The over-arching theme of the book–and Calvin’s greatest theological legacy–is the idea of God’s total sovereignty, particularly in salvation and election.

Product Features

  • Hendrickson Publishers
  • Hardcover
  • 1059 pages

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Anonymous says:

Simply Put: A Masterpiece Calvin is a name you often hear as one of the greatest theologians of the Reformation and the Institutes make clear why.Since there are already a number of reviews talking about the general significance of Calvin’s Institutes and the general contents, I thought I’d make a few points in case you’re hesitant to buy this phenomenal book:1. This is a magnificent work of systematic theology and Calvin’s famed exegetical skills are on full display. This book will give you both…

Anonymous says:

The benchmark of Reformed theology 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…

Anonymous says:

The most important work on Reformed Theology I have read The is arguably the single most important work on Reformed Theology available, yet I have encountered few who have read it. The printed text is nearly 1500 pages with little that is not challenging or demanding. This is not a quick read, but it is as important as any other writing outside the Holy Scripture.I checked 4 stars for the content. This Kindle version was not very serviceable. Amazon has apparently recognized this and is stopping further sales until it is fixed by the…

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