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Institutes of the Christian Religion: Calvin's Own "Essentials" Edition

Hardback|Oct 2014
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The multi-volumed 'Institutes' of John Calvin have served for centuries as a profound manifesto of Reformation principles - a truly monumental affirmation of God's sovereignty. This abridgement by Calvin himself distils the main points of the Institutes for a wide...


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The multi-volumed 'Institutes' of John Calvin have served for centuries as a profound manifesto of Reformation principles - a truly monumental affirmation of God's sovereignty. This abridgement by Calvin himself distils the main points of the Institutes for a wide readership.

The Institutes of the Christian Religion is Calvin's single most important work. Yet, as many who have purchased an English translation of the final Latin edition of 1559 know only too well, the sheer size of the work and the proliferation of technical details and polemical themes do not make for easy reading. It has left many wishing for an edition that avoided such things but yet kept intact the very heart and soul of Calvin's teaching. Such an edition is now available, and it is not the work of an editor or an abridger, but of Calvin himself.
-Publisher

PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 424516
  • Product Code 9781848714632
  • ISBN 1848714637
  • EAN 9781848714632
  • Pages 920
  • Department Academic
  • Category Theology
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Banner Of Truth
  • Publication Date Oct 2014
  • Sales Rank 28133
  • Dimensions 220 x 140 x 56mm
  • Weight 1.157kg

John Calvin

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.

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