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by John Calvin,Henry Beveridge

eBook Institutes of the Christian Religion (2 Volumes) ePub
Author: John Calvin,Henry Beveridge
Language: English
ISBN: 0802820557
ISBN13: 978-0802820556
Publisher: Eerdmans; 1 edition (1970)
Pages: 582
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Rating: 4.5
Votes: 322
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ePub file: 1946 kb
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John Calvin's seminal work on Protestant systematic theology, The Institutes of the Christian Religion. This book will give you both a big picture view with all the shining details that are brought out in Scripture.

John Calvin's seminal work on Protestant systematic theology, The Institutes of the Christian Religion. The work also builds on itself and lays the foundation in the beginning, so as you get past the first half of Book 1, you'll find yourself being able to follow his logic in the later parts of this work.

Theologian par excellence of the Reformation, John Calvin is best known for his Institutes of the Christian Religion. 1. This is a magnificent work of systematic theology and Calvin's famed exegetical skills are on full display

Theologian par excellence of the Reformation, John Calvin is best known for his Institutes of the Christian Religion. This is a magnificent work of systematic theology and Calvin's famed exegetical skills are on full display.

Beveridge translated for the Calvin Translation Society included a collection of Calvin's Tracts Relating to the Reformation, three volumes in 1844 and he translated Institutes of the Christian Religion in 1845. Beveridge had intended to enter the ministry; he later trained for the law and became a lawyer, but made writing his chief employment

Produced by Henry Beveridge (translator).

Produced by Henry Beveridge (translator). Album Institutes of the Christian Religion. Institutes of the Christian Religion (Book 2: Chapter 8) Lyrics. Institutes of the christian religion. Of the knowledge of god the redeemer, in christ, as first manifested to the fathers, under the law, and thereafter to us under the gospel. Chapter 8. exposition of the moral law.

Institutes of the Christian Religion (Latin: Institutio Christianae Religionis) is John Calvin's seminal work of systematic theology

Institutes of the Christian Religion (Latin: Institutio Christianae Religionis) is John Calvin's seminal work of systematic theology.

Institutes Of The Christian Religion, Volume II by. John Calvin, Henry Beveridge (Translator)

John Calvin’s most popular book is Institutes of the Christian Religion, 2 Vols. Institutes Of The Christian Religion, Volume II by. John Calvin, Henry Beveridge (Translator).

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This Henry Beveridge translation is prized by students of Calvin for its fresh and consistently accurate rendering of Calvin's thought. Benjamin B. Warfield wrote: "As the fundamental treatise in the development of a truly evangelical theology, the Institute's mission has stretched far beyond its own day. All subsequent attempts to state and defend that theology necessarily go back to it as their starting point, and its impress upon the history of evangelical thinking is ineffaceable. Even from the point of view of mere literature, it holds a position so supreme in its class that everyone who would know the world's best books, must make himself familiar with it." High praise, indeed, for this classic of English literature and Christian theology, but truly deserved and appropriate!
Kigabar
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 a big picture view with all the shining details that are brought out in Scripture. The work also builds on itself and lays the foundation in the beginning, so as you get past the first half of Book 1, you'll find yourself being able to follow his logic in the later parts of this work.
2. Yes, the language can be a bit wooden -- but it gets easier as you read and you'll come to appreciate the richness of the language.
3. The translator's footnotes are helpful and worth reading, especially the footnotes on differences between the Latin and French versions. Calvin was aware that those reading his French version may not have had as much of rigorous theological training as a Latin reader, and so he'll add or reformulate statements and comparisons to be more understandable to a lay person.

Being able to read this work is being able to sit at the feet and learn from one of the most spiritually gifted teachers in Christianity. It has already been an immense help in my faith by correcting incorrect thinking and will be a book I read and re-read for decades to come.
Zetadda
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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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 publisher.
Kison
I had a very negative view of Calvin before actually reading him. I saw him as cold, forbidding, nasty, etc. Now that I have read him, I know that he was brilliant, devout, easier to read than I imagined, and has more to say in one page than most writers have to say in entire volumes. As a commentator on the scriptures, he is unsurpassed in his integrity. He doesn't ignore any problem, has no agenda except to get at the truth of a passage, and gives attention to all serious objections. Reading him, you quickly sense that here is a theologian who will not lead you where he wants you to go, but will lead you to where the scriptures say to go. The sum of his theology is a magnificent view of life and existence that is majestic and is a perfect summary of the Bible.
Calvin isn't cold; he's actually passionately devout.
He isn't forbidding; he's far easier to read than you might think. Anyone with average intelligence can make their way through this book (and it will be worth it to do so).
He isn't nasty; he was a very holy man and his love for God and the church comes through on every page of this book.
I love Luther and used to think that he was the greatest theologian. I enjoy his explosive personality, wit, and sarcasm. Reading him is like reading a brilliant friend who can always be counted on to say something memorable, insightful, and profound. But I now think that Calvin was greater than Luther. While Calvin lacked Luther's very vigorous personality, Calvin's cool head and even temperament produced an intellectual tour de force with this book. Nothing written in the last three hundred years can come close to this book. Really, if you only read this one book of theology, you would need no other. It says it all.
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