Institutes of the Christian Religion, Book 3

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 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)

Genre(s): Religion, Christianity - Other

Language: English

Group: Institutes of the Christian Religion

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - Argument Diana Majlinger
00:03:35
Play 02 02 - The Benefits of Christ Made Available to Us BigStory
00:18:27
Play 03 03 - Of Faith, pt 1 Sienna
00:34:53
Play 04 04 - Of Faith, pt 2 Nicole Kay
00:38:00
Play 05 05 - Of Faith, pt 3 Nicole Kay
00:34:34
Play 06 06 - Of Faith, pt 4 Nicole Kay
00:26:05
Play 07 07 - Of Faith, pt 5 Andrew Bowles
00:23:25
Play 08 08 - Regeneration by Faith; Of Repentance, pt 1 TriciaG
00:42:50
Play 09 09 - Regeneration by Faith; Of Repentance, pt 2 TriciaG
00:44:15
Play 10 10 - Penitence Widely Different from Purity, pt 1 Sienna
00:36:18
Play 11 11 - Penitence Widely Different from Purity, pt 2 edbucks
00:38:50
Play 12 12 - Penitence Widely Different from Purity, pt 3 Nicole Kay
00:29:09
Play 13 13 - Penitence Widely Different from Purity, pt 4 CurtisLMattson
00:40:11
Play 14 14 - Of the Modes of Supplementing Satisfaction CurtisLMattson
00:50:30
Play 15 15 - The Life of a Christian Man Graeme Dunlop
00:22:11
Play 16 16 - A Summary of the Christian Life Graeme Dunlop
00:47:22
Play 17 17 - Of Bearing the Cross Andrew Bowles
00:32:53
Play 18 18 - Of Meditating on the Future Life Andrew Bowles
00:20:24
Play 19 19 - How to Use the Present Life Andrew Bowles
00:16:00
Play 20 20 - Of Justification by Faith, pt 1 TriciaG
00:39:31
Play 21 21 - Of Justification by Faith, pt 2 TriciaG
00:46:32
Play 22 22 - Necessity of Contemplating the Judgment Seat Ricky St. Claire
00:25:04
Play 23 23 - Two Things to Be Observed in Gratuitous Justification Michael Lipschultz
00:16:28
Play 24 24 - The Beginning of Justification, pt 1 Bill Mosley
00:41:54
Play 25 25 - The Beginning of Justification, pt 2 Bill Mosley
00:39:07
Play 26 26 - The Boasted Merit of Works Subversive CurtisLMattson
00:32:03
Play 27 27 - Refutation of the Calumnies Michael Lipschultz
00:13:49
Play 28 28 - The Promises of the Law and the Gospel Reconciled, pt 1 Ricky St. Claire
00:27:28
Play 29 29 - The Promises of the Law and the Gospel Reconciled, pt 2 Ricky St. Claire
00:26:32
Play 30 30 - The Righteousness of Works Improperly Inferred from Rewards TriciaG
00:39:01
Play 31 31 - Of Christian Liberty, pt 1 Sienna
00:25:10
Play 32 32 - Of Christian Liberty, pt 2 Sienna
00:21:42
Play 33 33 - Of Prayer, pt 1 Adam Oellermann
00:37:48
Play 34 34 - Of Prayer, pt 2 Nicole Kay
00:43:17
Play 35 35 - Of Prayer, pt 3 Nicole Kay
00:38:20
Play 36 36 - Of Prayer, pt 4 Guero
00:34:46
Play 37 37 - Of Prayer, pt 5 Guero
00:31:19
Play 38 38 - Of Prayer, pt 6 TriciaG
00:28:08
Play 39 39 - Of the Eternal Election Dave Whitman
00:37:14
Play 40 40 - This Doctrine Confirmed by Proofs from Scripture pt 1 Kalynda
00:22:50
Play 41 41 - This Doctrine Confirmed by Proofs from Scripture pt 2 Kalynda
00:18:46
Play 42 42 - Refutation of the Calumnies, pt 1 Rom Maczka
00:26:43
Play 43 43 - Refutation of the Calumnies, pt 2 Rom Maczka
00:28:14
Play 44 44 - Election Confirmed by the Calling of God pt 1 J.R. Omahen
00:32:36
Play 45 45 - Election Confirmed by the Calling of God pt 2 Nicole Kay
00:37:20
Play 46 46 - Of the Last Resurrection, pt 1 Guero
00:35:03
Play 47 47 - Of the Last Resurrection, pt 2 Guero
00:34:50