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Commentaries on the Catholic Epistles

Author: Jean Calvin; John Owen
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Michigan : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1948.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Less than fourteen years before his death, John Calvin wrote his Commentaries on the Catholic Epistles. The work was dedicated to Edward VI of England, whose reign saw true Protestantism waxing strong, and was made glorious by the names of Cranmer, Ridley and Hooper. The dedication bears the date of January 24, 1551. All of the Catholic Epistles are dealt with except 2 and 3 John. The difference in the order of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Commentaries
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Calvin; John Owen
OCLC Number: 3431359
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xx, 488 pages : illustrations, portrait ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction / William Culbertson --
Translator's preface --
Dedication to His Most Serene Highness Edward the Sixth --
Commentaries on the First Epistle of Peter --
Commentaries on the First Epistle of John --
Commentaries on the Epistle of James --
Commentaries on the Second Epistle of Peter --
Commentaries on the Epistle of Jude --
A translation of Calvin's version of the Catholic Epistles.
Other Titles: Catholic Epistles
Responsibility: by John Calvin ; translated and edited by John Owen.

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Less than fourteen years before his death, John Calvin wrote his Commentaries on the Catholic Epistles. The work was dedicated to Edward VI of England, whose reign saw true Protestantism waxing strong, and was made glorious by the names of Cranmer, Ridley and Hooper. The dedication bears the date of January 24, 1551. All of the Catholic Epistles are dealt with except 2 and 3 John. The difference in the order of the books is accounted for by the unsettled opinion concerning positional sequence rather than canonicity. The omissions are most probably explained by their address to individuals rather than to a church. All the writings of Calvin are characterized by clarity and simplicity. George Park Fisher uses the words, "clearness, thoroughness, and conciseness." This volume is no exception. All the writings of Calvin are characterized by courage to face the problems. Fisher writes: "He never evaded difficulties; he grappled with them." Again, this volume is no exception. - Introduction.

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