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Institutes of the Christian Religion [Kindle Edition]

John Calvin
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Highly influential work by one of the foremost theologians in history -- John Calvin. His thoughts on God and humankind and the relationship between creator and created have formed the basic doctrines of today's major protestant churches throughout the world. Seminary and other theology students study Calvin and his work today to gain insight and understanding into the nature of God, supplementing a detailed study of the Holy Bible itself. Institutes of the Christian Religion is a MUST READ for any serious student of Christian doctrine and theology.
New edition complete with hyperlinked Table of Contents and fully footnoted for easy navigation using the Kindle.
Other Kindle versions are abridged, however, this is the FULL version of "Institutes".

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John Calvin (1509-1564) the French theologian and reformer was persecuted as a protestant. As a result, he traveled from place to place. In 1534 at Angouleme he began the work of systematizing protestant thought in the Institutes of the Christian Religion, one of the most influential theological works of all time.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2395 KB
  • Print Length: 272 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Signalman Publishing; 4th edition (3 April 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0017DGBCU
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Limited value 18 Aug. 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
I think it's fantastic that Calvin's Institutes is available on the Kindle, and at such an affordable price. It's affordable for a reason, though. The formatting isn't horrendous but it is unhelpful and pretty unprofessional. No indents make it hard to read, and notes are not hyperlinked. Chapters do not start on new pages

It probably would be the work of solid month by the most devoted of HTML experts to make the e-version of Calvin that mankind requires, so this will just about do for now - but don't expect anything half as elegant or useful as will one day exist. The hardback is, incredibly, still easier to use (flicking back and forth is much quicker with paper than in a linkless eBook). A shame, as this is one of those hefty tomes that it would be marvellous to read on Kindle.

I would gladly pay up to £20 for a professionally designed and proofread version.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars one-volume edition at a modest price 3 Nov. 2012
This is a sinlge-volume, unabridged, 1845 Beveridge translation of Calvin's seminal work. Many people might prefer the 1960 translation by Ford Lewis Battles, but this volume is very modestly priced so it is well worth buying.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I was surprised 16 July 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Having heard many times in my Christian life "Calvin explains.." or "Calvin puts it this way" I decided to down load his books and read for myself. The surprise was that they are easy to read - he has a wonderful way of explaining doctrine that I can understand. No wonder he is still read nearly 600 years later.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent, thorough reformed theology 29 Dec. 2014
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A long read, worth it all the way. This version is readable. Layout in book 3 is a little strange?
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5.0 out of 5 stars A major classic 26 May 2013
By Nigel V
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A universal classic of enormous theological worth from a God given theological mind from one of the most gifted historical Christians this side of the Bible times.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A classic text 6 Oct. 2013
By Helen
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A reasonably priced copy of a classic text. All Reformed Christians should have an idea of what Calvin says. Good purchase
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent weeding of Calvin 17 Oct. 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
This edited copy of Calvin's Institutes is a great benefit to anyone wanting to read the book and gain a sense of what the Reformer was saying. True, a lot of the anti-Catholic ranting is removed. But you don't have to be a Catholic to find such diatribes depressing and, in terms of Christian faith, immature. Calvin was a great writer in the sixteenth century Humanist tradition. Some of his exaltant passages about God are of great value. At the same time, some readers will find Calvin's idea that most of the human race is doomed by God to damnation, to be a thoroughly inadequate version of Christian 'Good news'. With Calvin, for most of the people of the world (who are unavoidably and endlessly damned by prior divine decree), to be opposed to that of the New Testament and straightforwardly 'bad news'. Tony Lane, by editing the lengthy Institutes, provides us with an excellent guide to its contents. You can use the Lane version to find your way around the unabridged original. Also, Lane has selected the best expressed passages from this vast work. So, he has done readers a great service.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars 30 Dec. 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Helpful for research & study
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