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Institutes of the Christian religion

Author: Jean Calvin; Ford Lewis Battles
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : H.H. Meeter Center for Calvin Studies : Eerdmans, 1995.
Series: Bibliotheca Calviniana.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback editionView all editions and formats
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John Calvin was just twenty-seven years old when the first edition of his Institutes was published in Basel in 1536. Calvin's “little book” — as he affectionately called it — grew in size throughout the rest of his life; eventually, this early, shorter version evolved into what is now known as the Institutes, the 1559 edition, which Calvin considered the authoritative form of his thought for posterity. / Renowned  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Calvin; Ford Lewis Battles
ISBN: 0802841678 9780802841674
OCLC Number: 35731836
Notes: Translation of: Institutio Christianae religionis.
"Embracing almost the whole sum of piety & whatever is necessary to know of the doctrine of salvation : a work most worthy to be read by all persons zealous for piety, and recently published."
Paperback ed published in 1995.
Description: lix, 396 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Ford Lewis Battles --
Epistle Dedicatory to Francis, King of the French --
The Law : Containing an Explanation of the Decalogue --
Faith : Containing an Explanation of the Creed (Called Apostolic) --
Prayer : With an Exposition of the Lord's Prayer --
The Sacrements --
The Five False Sacrements --
Christian Freedom, Ecclesiastical Power, and Political Administration --
Important Subjects Treated in this Book.
Series Title: Bibliotheca Calviniana.
Other Titles: Institutio Christianae religionis.
Responsibility: John Calvin, author ; translated and annotated by Ford Lewis Battles.

Abstract:

John Calvin was just twenty-seven years old when the first edition of his Institutes was published in Basel in 1536. Calvin's “little book” — as he affectionately called it — grew in size throughout the rest of his life; eventually, this early, shorter version evolved into what is now known as the Institutes, the 1559 edition, which Calvin considered the authoritative form of his thought for posterity. / Renowned Calvin scholar Ford Lewis Battles translated the 1536 Institutes in 1975, after completing his masterful translation of the 1559 Institutes. This revised edition of Battles's translation will interest general readers who wish to better understand the earliest expression of Calvin's theology, as well as scholars who wish to pursue further research. In addition to Calvin's own classic text, the book's four appendices make available in English four significant Reformed texts, including a new translation of Calvin's preface to Olivétan's 1535 French Bible. Five indices include an index of biblical references and a comparative table of the 1536 and 1559 Institutes. Numerous citations in the endnotes from the writings of Calvin's predecessors and contemporaries help place the text in its historical context. --

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