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Institutes of the Christian Religion 1536 Edition

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"Calvin's Institutes of the Christian Religion, the text of the Reformation, was written when Calvin was just twenty-seven years old. The first edition was published in Basel in 1536. Building on the work of both Erasmus and Luther, Calvin wrote with brilliance and passion of the many ways the Church and its theology had been 'deformed'. He did not write of 'reform'; rather, he presented a case for restoring the Church and theology to its pristine purity. Ford Lewis Battles, a noted Calvin scholar, translated the 1536 Institutes into English in 1975, after completing his masterful translation of the 1559 edition. The text is annotated with extensive notes and references, making it valuable for readers who wish to gain a better understanding of the roots of Reformed theology through this earliest expression of Calvin's thought. The book's four appendices include a new translation of Calvin's Preface to Olivetan's Bible (1535); the five indices include an index of biblical references and a comparative table of the 1536 and 1559 Institutes."

Book in very good condition.

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Author(s):
Calvin, J.
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1986 (revised edition)
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
396
Publisher:
Collins

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"Calvin's Institutes of the Christian Religion, the text of the Reformation, was written when Calvin was just twenty-seven years old. The first edition was published in Basel in 1536. Building on the work of both Erasmus and Luther, Calvin wrote with brilliance and passion of the many ways the Church and its theology had been 'deformed'. He did not write of 'reform'; rather, he presented a case for restoring the Church and theology to its pristine purity. Ford Lewis Battles, a noted Calvin scholar, translated the 1536 Institutes into English in 1975, after completing his masterful translation of the 1559 edition. The text is annotated with extensive notes and references, making it valuable for readers who wish to gain a better understanding of the roots of Reformed theology through this earliest expression of Calvin's thought. The book's four appendices include a new translation of Calvin's Preface to Olivetan's Bible (1535); the five indices include an index of biblical references and a comparative table of the 1536 and 1559 Institutes."

Book in very good condition.

Author(s):
Calvin, J.
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1986 (revised edition)
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
396
Publisher:
Collins

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