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A reader's guide to Calvin's Institutes

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This edition was published in by Baker Academic in Grand Rapids, MI.

Written in English

2009 marks the 500th anniversary of John Calvin's birth, and throughout the year scholars from around the world are gathering to discuss Calvin and his influence. Calvin's Institutes is one of the great classics of Christian theology. Here a leading Calvin expert offers an affordable guide to reading the Institutes (keyed to the McNeill/Battles translation). The book includes annotations to selected readings that offer readers a streamlined introduction to the heart of Calvin's theology. Dividing the Institutes into thirty-two portions, the author has chosen an average of eighteen pages to be read from each portion to cover the whole range of the Institutes and provide readers with passages critical to understanding Calvin's theology. The notes guide readers through the text, concentrating on the sections chosen for reading, summarizing the material, and drawing attention to the most significant footnotes in the McNeill/Battles edition. An introduction and questions at the beginning of each portion direct the reader's attention to important points. The book will serve professors and students of the Institutes; courses in Calvin, Reformed theology, and historical theology; and readers seeking a guide to the Institutes. - Publisher.

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2009 marks the 500th anniversary of John Calvin's birth, and throughout the year scholars from around the world are gathering to discuss Calvin and his influence. Calvin's Institutes is one of the great classics of Christian theology. Here a leading Calvin expert offers an affordable guide to reading the Institutes (keyed to the McNeill/Battles translation). The book includes annotations to selected readings that offer readers a streamlined introduction to the heart of Calvin's theology. Dividing the Institutes into thirty-two portions, the author has chosen an average of eighteen pages to be read from each portion to cover the whole range of the Institutes and provide readers with passages critical to understanding Calvin's theology. The notes guide readers through the text, concentrating on the sections chosen for reading, summarizing the material, and drawing attention to the most significant footnotes in the McNeill/Battles edition. An introduction and questions at the beginning of each portion direct the reader's attention to important points. The book will serve professors and students of the Institutes; courses in Calvin, Reformed theology, and historical theology; and readers seeking a guide to the Institutes. - Publisher.

A reader's guide to Calvin's Institutes

This edition was published in by Baker Academic in Grand Rapids, MI.


Table of Contents

Defense of the reformed faith ("prefatory address")
Book 1: The knowledge of God the creator
Knowing God and ourselves (1.1/4)
God revealed in creation (1.5)
The Bible and the Holy Spirit (1.6/9)
Idolatry and the Trinity (1.11/13)
The created world and humanity as created (1.14/15)
God's sovereign providence (1.16/18)
Book 2: The knowledge of God the Redeemer in Christ
Original sin (2.1/2.3.5)
How God works in the human heart (2.3.6/2.5)
The place of the law (2.6/7)
Exposition of the moral law (2.8)
Relation between the Old and New Testaments (2.9/11)
The person of Jesus Christ (2.12/14)
The redemptive work of Jesus Christ (2.15/17)
Book 3: The way in which we receive the grace of Christ
Saving faith (3.1/2)
Regeneration and repentance (3.3/5)
The Christian life : self-denial (3.6/7)
The Christian life : bearing our cross and attitude toward this life (3.8/10)
Justification by faith (3.11.1/3.14.8)
The value of our good works (3.14.9/3.18)
The true nature of Christian freedom (3.19)
Prayer (3.20)
Election and reprobation (3.21/23)
Predestination and the final resurrection (3.24/25)
Book 4: The external means or aids
The true church (4.1)
The Roman Church and the Christian ministry (4.2/7)
The authority of the church (4.8/9)
Church discipline (4.10/13)
The sacraments in general (4.14; 4.19)
Baptism and infant baptism (4.15/16)
The Lord's supper (4.17/18)
Civil government.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
230/.42
Library of Congress
BX9420.I69 L36 2009, BX9420.I69L36 2009

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Paperback
Pagination
174 p.
Dimensions
22 x x centimeters

ID Numbers

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OL23164882M
ISBN 13
9780801037313
LC Control Number
2009005549
Goodreads
6392547

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