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eBook Institutes of the Christian Religion: The First English Version of the 1541 French Edition download ISBN: 0802807747
Author: Elsie Anne McKee,John Calvin
Publisher: Eerdmans; Revised ed. edition (April 21, 2009)
Language: English
Pages: 755
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See all Product description. It is hard to get into at first, but once you get used to Calvin's style of writing, it flows really well.

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.

Everyone who knows about John Calvin knows his famous Institutes of the Christian Religion, first published in Latin in 1536 and set out in the final form chosen by him in 1559.

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Calvin's Institutes of the Christian Religion is a masterfully written systematic summary and defense of the basic tenets of Christianity. It is exegetical in substance, Christ-centered in focus, worshipful in tone, and polemical in style. Exegetical in substance - Calvin has been called the "father of modern exegesis" and rightly so. He pioneered the rammatical method of exegesis.

Index of Scripture References. The 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 1. - through the fall and REVOLT of adam, the whole human race made accursed and degenerate. Of original sin. Chapter 2. - man now deprived of freedom of will, and miserably enslaved. Index of Scripture References. About The Institutes of the Christian Religion by John Calvin. Title: URL: Author(s): Publisher: Rights

That is significant enough. But its translation shows something else, that within the space of a few years, Calvin was thinking on a different scale.

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LibriVox recording of Institutes of the Christian Religion Vol. 1, by John Calvin

LibriVox recording of Institutes of the Christian Religion Vol. 1, by John Calvin  . The book was written as an introductory textbook on the Protestant faith for those with some learning already and covered a broad range of theological topics from the doctrines of church and sacraments to justification by faith alone and Christian liberty, and it vigorously attacked the teachings of those Calvin considered unorthodox, particularly Roman Catholicism to which Calvin says he had been "strongly. devoted" before his conversion to Protestantism.

he first English translation of a classic text of pastoral theology. John Calvin (1509-1564) originally wrote his famous Institutes of the Christian Religion in Latin. Beginning with the second edition of his work published in 1541, Calvin translated each new version into French, simultaneously adapting the text to suit lay audiences, shaping it subtly but clearly to teach, exhort, and encourage them. Besides reflecting a more pastoral bent on Calvin's part, this 1541 Institutes is also notable as one of the founding documents of the modern French language.  Elsie Anne McKee's masterful translation of the 1541 French Edition -- the first-ever English version -- offers full access to the brilliant mind of John Calvin as he considered what common Christian people should all know and practice.
Comments: (7)
Siratius
I am currently reading this for a historical readings in theology class at my university. This is definitely an interesting read, and you have to keep in mind historical context for some of the passages, such as the state of the Catholic Church in the 16th century when he goes on and on about the 7th commandment and how eunuchs are great, but priests and nuns are an abomination. It is a fascinating read, even if he gets long winded at times.

Pros:
If you are at all interested in Augustinian interpretations of theological documents, Calvin's take is something that you will enjoy. It is hard to get into at first, but once you get used to Calvin's style of writing, it flows really well.

Cons:
Elsie McKees's translation of this specific edition of Calvin in the original french is a bit off at times, but only in small almost unnoticeable ways, such as capitalizing the 'h' when referring to God as 'he', which is something that Calvin did not do. This is trivial, but if you need accuracy when writing for a class, it is something to keep in mind.

In terms of quality, this edition has an issue with cheap binding glue, which is why I am taking a star off. Every person in my class has had an issue with the binding breaking and pages (or even whole sections) coming loose by page 300. For the price of this book, that should really not be happening.
Enone
Calvin's Institutes is overflowing with godly, biblical insight in terms of both good ol' theology (how to think correctly about God as well as ourselves, salvation, church, covenant, the sacraments, etc.) as well as how to rightly understand scripture. And being written by an experienced pastor, piety & Christian living is also an important aspect of this book. What's so exciting about this particular edition is that Calvin oriented it specifically towards the average person leaving out the heavier polemics of other editions. In other words, this 1541 edition opens up Calvin's greatest work to people who otherwise might not work their way thru the denser 1559 edition. Take up and read, you'll be blessed!
Survivors
Even if you are only familiar with Reformation history and it's basic timeline please read French Edition Calvin's Institutes of the Christian Religion. This is the first English translation from 1541 French text by renown scholar Archibald Alexander Professor of Reformation Studies and the History of Worship at Princeton Theological Seminary , Elsie Anne McKee. Whether or not you are studying for a degree or just researching what the faith in Christ is founded upon, this monumental work should be on your required reading list. Mckee's ability to transform this antiquarian treatise of Christian doctrine into fluid English without betraying the essence of the work is astounding. Highly recommended !
ZEr0
A must read --history-doctrine-truth! In our day-as John Calvin's day--doctrine & truth are not sought after as they should be--read and become informed!
Wizard
Best version of the Institutes. I read the 1559 Battles version. But I often got bogged down, slogging along with Calvin as he refuted all his opponents. This 1541 version, by contrast, I found to be fresh and powerful. It was long enough to feel like a complete presentation of Calvin's thought, but not too long to become tedious and obscure. If you are looking for a presentation of Calvin midway between the 1537 Instruction In Faith and the 1559 final version of the Institutes, this is the best choice I have found. McKee's translation is excellent. I recommend this version highly.
Moogugore
Dr. McKee turns reading Calvin into devotional reading. Love it!
Dolid
Love John Calvin's works!
it;s good. Tq