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Institutes of the Christian Religion, Book 1

John Calvin

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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, with the definitive editions appearing in 1559 (Latin) and in 1560 (French). The book was written as an introductory textbook on the Protestant faith for those with some learning already and covered a broad range of theological topics from the doctrines of church and sacraments to justification by faith alone and Christian liberty, and it vigorously attacked the teachings of those Calvin considered unorthodox, particularly Roman Catholicism to which Calvin says he had been "strongly devoted" before his conversion to Protestantism. The over-arching theme of the book – and Calvin's greatest theological legacy – is the idea of God's total sovereignty, particularly in salvation and election. The Institutes are a primary reference for the system of doctrine adopted by the Reformed churches, usually called Calvinism. Book One of the Institutes treats of the knowledge of God, considered as the Creator, Preserver, and Governor of the world, and of every thing contained in it. (Summary from Wikipedia & preface) Book 2 may be found here: LINK Book 3 may be found here: LINK Book 4 may be found here: LINK

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

11h 12m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

10:39


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

15:38


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

52:37


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:47


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

17:48


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:52


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:53


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:33


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

09:53


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

12:33


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

46:25


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

14:08


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

20:13


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

29:47


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

10:50


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

09:42


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

25:33


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

23:18


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

12:19


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

40:53


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

35:15


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

34:17


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

28:07


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

32:07


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

38:12


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

38:35


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

27:22


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

26:51


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

29:46