Institutes of the Christian Religion by John Calvin audiobook

Institutes of the Christian Religion

By John Calvin
Translated by Henry Beveridge
Read by Bob Souer

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Institutes of the Christian Religion is John Calvin's seminal work on Protestant systematic theology. Highly influential in the Western world and still widely read by theological students today, it was published in Latin in 1536 and in his native French in 1541. The book serves as an introductory textbook on the Protestant faith for those with some previous knowledge of theology and covers a broad range of theological topics from the doctrines of church and sacraments to justification by faith alone and Christian liberty. It vigorously attacks teachings which Calvin considered unorthodox, particularly Roman Catholicism to which Calvin says he had been "strongly devoted" before his conversion to Protestantism. The overarching theme of the book—and Calvin's greatest theological legacy—is the idea of God's total sovereignty, particularly in salvation and election. Institutes of the Christian Religion is highly-regarded as a secondary reference for the system of doctrine adopted by the Reformed churches, which is commonly referred to as Calvinism.

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Institutes of the Christian Religion is John Calvin's seminal work on Protestant systematic theology. Highly influential in the Western world and still widely read by theological students today, it was published in Latin in 1536 and in his native French in 1541. The book serves as an introductory textbook on the Protestant faith for those with some previous knowledge of theology and covers a broad range of theological topics from the doctrines of church and sacraments to justification by faith alone and Christian liberty. It vigorously attacks teachings which Calvin considered unorthodox, particularly Roman Catholicism to which Calvin says he had been "strongly devoted" before his conversion to Protestantism. The overarching theme of the book—and Calvin's greatest theological legacy—is the idea of God's total sovereignty, particularly in salvation and election. Institutes of the Christian Religion is highly-regarded as a secondary reference for the system of doctrine adopted by the Reformed churches, which is commonly referred to as Calvinism.

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by Robert 11/21/2017
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Amazing

I never dreamed someone would read this classic work so well. What a blessing.
by Dad2theBone 9/13/2017

Thank you for your helpful review. I was wondering, however, whether you really meant to give this audiobook a one-star rating. Your review was highly complimentary and mentioned no "cons" for the book or the reading.
by Robert123 9/13/2017
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The height and depth of Christian theology.

This is a phenomenal work with a phenomenal reader.
I never dreamed that this would be available as an audio book, or that the reading would be of this quality. This was not a work for a faint hearted narrator, it is a difficult collegiate text with a difficult vernacular, that the reader handled masterfully. The reading is unsurpassable. A must read for any serious student of theology.

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Author Bio: John Calvin

Author Bio: John Calvin

John Calvin (1509–1564) was a French Protestant theologian during the Protestant Reformation and a central developer of the system of Christian theology called Calvinism, or Reformed theology. In Geneva he rejected the authority of the Pope, established a new scheme of civic and church governance, and created a central hub from which Reformed theology was propagated. He is renowned for his teachings and writings.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Religion
Runtime: 66.75
Audience: Adult
Language: English