It was first published in 1536 and was revised and enlarged by Calvin in several editions before the definitive edition was published in 1559. And, of course, the reading of Scripture is extremely important. Justin Taylor is executive vice president for book publishing and publisher for books at Crossway. A Year through John Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion (1559) Arranged and Prepared by J. R. Harris John Calvin’s Institutes represents the finest theological text of the Reformation. Published first in 1536, the Institutes of the Christian Religion is John Calvin's magnum opus. The Foundation is grateful to provide here a full set of the papers presented at the Colloquia on Calvin Studies, 1982–2006, an organization also established by Dr. John H. Leith. Other Resources. He blogs at Between Two Worlds and Evangelical History. Tolle lege! You can follow him on Twitter. Well, almost 25 years separates the first edition of the Institutes from the final version, which was initially Latin and a year later, in 1560 Calvin translated it into French. Written to "aid those who desire to be instructed in the doctrine of salvation," the Institutes, which follows the ordering of the Apostle's Creed, has four parts. Find more Christian classics for theology and Bible study at Bible Study Tools. Calvin’s Institutes in a Year . Karl Barth once Institutes of the Christian Religion, John Calvin’s masterpiece, a summary of biblical theology that became the normative statement of the Reformed faith. For better resolution, you may want to download these .pdf files using Adobe Reader. To get a free copy of the reading schedule, go here where you can download it for your use and to share with whoever you’d like. The Alliance is happy to again offer a year-long reading schedule through Calvin's Institutes of the Christian Religion. If you need a copy of Calvin’s Institutes, the Kindle version can be found here for only $0.99. Finally, here is a schedule of reading through Calvin’s Institutes in a year. Extremely important for the Protestant Reformation, the Institutes has remained important for Protestant theology for almost five centuries. Read Institutes of the Christian Religion Book 2 from author John Calvin. He kept increasing the length in subsequent editions of 1539 and 1543. As an added bonus, the Alliance is also offering a companion devotional, Zeal for Godliness, at an 80% discount. Here is a link for how to read Calvin in a year. Many scholars have spent their entire professional lives attempting to plumb the depths of the text and the man behind it. The very first edition of the Institutes was published in 1536 by Calvin. I am sure that a lot of people will be doing it and discussing the reading. He kept increasing the length in subsequent editions of 1539 and 1543. 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