Reader's Guide to Calvin's Institutes

ISBN-10: 080103731X
ISBN-13: 9780801037313
Edition: 2009
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List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Baker Academic
Publication date: 6/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 174
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

John Calvin's Institutes is one of the great classics of Christian theology. Now, at the 500th anniversary of Calvin's birth, a leading Calvin expert offers an affordable guide to reading the Institutes (keyed to the McNeill/Battles translation).The book includes selected readings and annotations to offer a streamlined introduction to the heart of Calvin's theology. Dividing the Institutes into thirty-two portions, the author has chosen an average of eighteen pages to be read from each to cover the whole range of the Institutes. The notes guide readers through the text, concentrating on the sections chosen for reading and summarizing the material. An introduction and questions at the beginning of each portion direct the reader's attention to important points.

List of Abbreviations
How to Use This Book
John Calvin and His Institutes
Introduction to the Notes
Reading Guide
Introductory Material (pp. 3-8; "Prefatory Address")
The Knowledge of God the Creator
Knowing God and Ourselves (1.1-4)
God Revealed in Creation (1.5)
The Bible and the Holy Spirit (1.6-9)
Idolatry and the Trinity (1.11-13)
The Created World and Humanity as Created (1.14-15)
God's Sovereign Providence (1.16-18)
The Knowledge of god the Redeemer in Christ
Original Sin (2.1-2.3.5)
How God Works in the Human Heart (2.3.6-2.5)
The Place of the Law (2.6-7)
Exposition of the Moral Law (2.8)
Relation between the Old and New Testaments (2.9-11)
The Person of Jesus Christ (2.12-14)
The Redemptive Work of Jesus Christ (2.15-17)
The Way in Which We Receive the Grace of Christ
Saving Faith (3.1-2)
Regeneration and Repentance (3.3-5)
The Christian Life: Self-Denial (3.6-7)
The Christian Life: Bearing Our Cross and Attitude toward This Life (3.8-10)
Justification by Faith (3.11.1-3.14.8)
The Value of Our Good Works (3.14.9-3.18)
The True Nature of Christian Freedom (3.19)
Prayer (3.20)
Election and Reprobation (3.21-23)
Predestination and the Final Resurrection (3.24-25)
The External Means or Aids
The True Church (4.1)
The Roman Church and the Christian Ministry (4.2-7)
The Authority of the Church (4.8-9)
Church Discipline (4.10-13)
The Sacraments in General (4.14; 4.19)
Baptism and Infant Baptism (4.15-16)
The Lord's Supper (4.17-18)
Civil Government (4.20)
Appendix Table of Reading Lengths

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