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A Theological Guide to Calvin's Institutes: Essays and Analysis

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A Theological Guide to Calvin's Institutes fills a gap in the literature for Reformation studies. While much has been written about the Institutes, this book is the first to undertake a section-by-section analysis of John Calvin's magnum opus.

Twenty leading Calvin scholars exhibit a firm understanding of and passion for Calvin's work, covering each part of the Institutes
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Hardcover, 506 pages
Published June 16th 2008 by P & R Publishing (first published May 15th 2008)
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Ho Christopher
Sep 24, 2015 Ho Christopher rated it it was amazing
John Calvin’s Institutes is no doubt one of the most influential and important theological writings in the history of the church. However, as a young youth I have struggled trying to read his Institutes. Eventually I gave up, hoping that as I mature further I would be able to learn much from this pastor theologian.

Now having read this theological guide to the Institutes. I must say I go away being more convinced that I must really take time and effort to read the Institutes. What I found most he
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Josh
Jun 09, 2016 Josh rated it liked it
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I find Calvin's Institutes to be at times brilliant and heartwarming, at times laborious, and at times tendentious and tedious. So it's no surprise that a book commenting on the Institutes has many of the same elements. Overall, this is certainly a helpful and scholarly strong companion to Calvin. Recommended and useful, though not always scintillating.
Jeremy Lee
Jun 25, 2012 Jeremy Lee rated it liked it
Overall this book is a good exposition of Calvin's thought. However, some of the chapters are better than others. I especially appreciated Dr. Horton and Dr. Beeke's chapters.
Stephanie
Nov 17, 2009 Stephanie rated it liked it
Some essays were better than others. I prefer Parker's "Calvin: An Introduction to His Thought" much better than these.
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