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5.0 out of 5 stars one-volume edition at a modest price
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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2.0 out of 5 stars Limited value
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...
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Limited value, 18 Aug 2011
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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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5.0 out of 5 stars one-volume edition at a modest price, 3 Nov 2012
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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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5.0 out of 5 stars I was surprised, 16 July 2013
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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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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 15 July 2014
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5.0 out of 5 stars Essential reading, 2 Feb 2014
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Every practising Christian should be familiar with at least the outline of Calvin's great work that has shaped so much of Christian theology since the Reformation. Having this huge work in a Kindle is very handy.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A classic text, 6 Oct 2013
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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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3.0 out of 5 stars Learned, 30 Aug 2013
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Looking forward to a good intelligent read on holiday. If this is a good as the others I have read it will be worthwhile
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5.0 out of 5 stars A major classic, 26 May 2013
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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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3.0 out of 5 stars This is a worthy book, 27 Oct 2013
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The English is a bit tortuous to modern eyes. It's an interesting read. He doesn't seem to give weight to the love of God for His created beings, though. A book to read when your brain is up to it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent weeding of Calvin, 17 Oct 2012
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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