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Institutes of the Christian Religion, Book 4

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 Four of the Institutes discusses "the Church and the Communion of Saints, or of the external means or helps by which God invites us to fellowship with Christ, and keeps us in it." This includes Church government, with scathing denunciations of the Papacy and Catholic Church. (Summary from Wikipedia & TriciaG)

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 Four of the Institutes discusses "the Church and the Communion of Saints, or of the external means or helps by which God invites us to fellowship with Christ, and keeps us in it." This includes Church government, with scathing denunciations of the Papacy and Catholic Church. (Summary from Wikipedia & TriciaG)
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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 Four of the Institutes discusses "the Church and the Communion of Saints, or of the external means or helps by which God invites us to fellowship with Christ, and keeps us in it." This includes Church government, with scathing denunciations of the Papacy and Catholic Church. (Summary from Wikipedia & TriciaG)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

25h 54m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

02:48


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

36:24


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

29:32


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

36:53


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

40:41


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

44:06


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

37:11


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

32:11


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

30:50


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

53:04


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

27:01


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

26:54


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

30:00


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

23:03


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

27:14


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

36:43


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

35:17


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

33:27


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

34:49


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

29:57


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

31:14


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

38:53


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

36:15


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

31:34


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

33:05


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

47:19


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

47:09


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

33:49


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

25:14


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

36:44


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

34:13


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

38:21


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

29:59


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

29:51


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

32:20


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

39:14


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

32:52


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

29:29


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

37:00


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

35:17


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

34:38


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

32:01


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

29:27


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

41:33


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

35:11


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

33:48