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Institutes of the Christian Religion, Book 3

John Calvin

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 Three of the Institutes, "which contains a full exposition of the Third Part of the Apostles’ Creed, treats of the mode of procuring the grace of Christ, the benefits which we derive and the effects which follow from it, or of the operations of the Holy Spirit in regard to our salvation." (Summary from Wikipedia & Book 3 Argument)

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 Three of the Institutes, "which contains a full exposition of the Third Part of the Apostles’ Creed, treats of the mode of procuring the grace of Christ, the benefits which we derive and the effects which follow from it, or of the operations of the Holy Spirit in regard to our salvation." (Summary from Wikipedia & Book 3 Argument)
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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 Three of the Institutes, "which contains a full exposition of the Third Part of the Apostles’ Creed, treats of the mode of procuring the grace of Christ, the benefits which we derive and the effects which follow from it, or of the operations of the Holy Spirit in regard to our salvation." (Summary from Wikipedia & Book 3 Argument)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

24h 42m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:36


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

18:28


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

34:54


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

38:01


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

34:35


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

26:06


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

23:26


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

42:51


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

44:16


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

36:19


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

38:51


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

29:10


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

40:12


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

50:32


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

22:12


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

47:23


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

32:54


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

20:25


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

16:01


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

39:32


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

46:33


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

25:05


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

16:29


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

41:55


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

39:08


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

32:04


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

13:50


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

27:29


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

26:33


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

39:02


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

25:11


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

21:43


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

37:49


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

43:18


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

38:21


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

34:47


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

31:20


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

28:09


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

37:15


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

22:51


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

18:47


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

26:44


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

28:15


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

32:37


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

37:21


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

35:04


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

34:51