Calvin's Institutes of the Christian Religion (2 Vol.Set) (Library Of Christian Classics Series)
Calvin's Institutes have profoundly affected and changed thethinking and behavior of countless men and women since they were first published. This is the definitive English language edition of one of the monumental works of the Christian church, including nearly two...
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Calvin's Institutes have profoundly affected and changed thethinking and behavior of countless men and women since they were first published. This is the definitive English language edition of one of the monumental works of the Christian church, including nearly two hundred pages of indexes: biblical references, authors and sources, subjects, names and places, Greek and Latin words and phrases. 1.734 pages in two volumes, from Westminster John Knox.
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. The Library of Christian Classics ensures that this great literature of the Christian heritage is easily available and invites the ongoing development of theology.
This is the new and definitive English-language edition of one of the monumental works of the Christian church.
John Calvin, born in 1509 and designated for the Catholic priesthood by his father, became the great French Protestant reformer famous for his doctrine of predestination and his theocratic view of the state. In Geneva, he rejected Papal authority, established a new scheme of civic and ecclesiastical governance, and created a central hub from which Reformed theology was propagated. He engaged in long bitter struggles over the independence of the Church from the State and the rules he tried to impose on Geneva as a whole. The Institutes of the Christian Religion, one of the most famous theological books ever published established Calvin's system of doctrine and Church which has shaped more minds and entered into more nations than that of any other reformer. When he died in Geneva in 1564, he left both a city and a world transformed by the impact of his ideas and beliefs. - Publisher.