Sermons on Isaiah's Prophecy of the Death and Passion of Christ
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Originally preached as a series, these seven sermons concerning the critical chapters of the Book Isaiah, demonstrate some of Calvin's most profound thoughts. Christian theologians from the time of the Early Church have seen Isaiah 53 as the most important prefiguring of the suffering of Christ for the people of God, and Calvin's sermons bring out the theological significance of this key chapter for Christians. Calvin began to preach on Isaiah in 1556, and to aid with the comprehension of the text, Parker has preceded each sermon with an abridgement of the relevant passage from the 1559 commentary. The book of Isaiah is one of the three longest books of the Bible and quoted more by Jesus and New Testament prophets than any other Book. It has remained an important and influential text and is as relevant for Christians today as it has been throughout the centuries. Not only does this book illuminate the more difficult elements of the text, but it is done so by one of the greatest Protestant theologians, and is ably translated by T.L.H. Parker.
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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.