Institutes of the Christian Religion, Book 1

John CALVIN (1509 - 1564), translated by Henry BEVERIDGE (1837 - 1929)

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

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, Religion

Language: English

Group: Institutes of the Christian Religion

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - Prefatory Material and Introduction Wagenfuhr
00:10:38
Play 02 02 - Printer's Note, Original Translator's Preface rymd80
00:15:37
Play 03 03 - Prefatory Address TriciaG
00:52:36
Play 04 04 - Epistle to Reader and Subject of Present Work rymd80
00:07:46
Play 05 05 - Epistle to Reader and Method and Arrangement rymd80
00:17:47
Play 06 06 - Book First: Argument David Lawrence
00:03:50
Play 07 07 - Knowledge of God and of Ourselves Mutually Connected Laura Wright
00:08:52
Play 08 08 - What It Is to Know God Laura Wright
00:09:32
Play 09 09 - Knowledge of God Naturally Implanted in the Human Mind hearhis
00:09:52
Play 10 10 - Knowledge of God Stifled or Corrupted thepreacher
00:12:30
Play 11 11 - Knowledge of God Conspicuous in Creation thepreacher
00:46:24
Play 12 12 - Need of Scripture as a Guide and Teacher thepreacher
00:14:12
Play 13 13 - Testimony of the Spirit Necessary thepreacher
00:20:12
Play 14 14 - Credibility of Scripture Sufficiently Proved spt_r1
00:29:46
Play 15 15 - All the Principles of Piety Subverted by Fanatics Sean F. Sawyers
00:10:49
Play 16 16 - In Scripture, the True God Opposed, Exclusively David Lawrence
00:09:41
Play 17 17 - Impiety of Attributing a Visible Form to God, pt 1 Sean F. Sawyers
00:25:32
Play 18 18 - Impiety of Attributing a Visible Form to God, pt 2 M.White
00:23:22
Play 19 19 - God Distinguished from Idols Wagenfuhr
00:12:18
Play 20 20 - Unity of the Divine Essence in Three Persons, pt 1 TriciaG
00:40:52
Play 21 21 - Unity of the Divine Essence in Three Persons, pt 2 TriciaG
00:35:14
Play 22 22 - Unity of the Divine Essence in Three Persons, pt 3 TriciaG
00:34:16
Play 23 23 - In the Creation of the World, and All Things in It, pt 1 spt_r1
00:28:06
Play 24 24 - In the Creation of the World, and All Things in It, pt 2 Franklin
00:32:06
Play 25 25 - State in which Man Was Created TriciaG
00:38:11
Play 26 26 - The World, Created by God, Still Cherished and Protected TriciaG
00:38:34
Play 27 27 - Use to Be Made of the Doctrine of Providence, pt 1 TriciaG
00:27:21
Play 28 28 - Use to Be Made of the Doctrine of Providence, pt 2 TriciaG
00:26:50
Play 29 29 - The Instrumentality of the Wicked Employed by God Wagenfuhr
00:29:45