Institutes of the Christian Religion, Book 4

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 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)

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, Religion, Christianity - Other

Language: English

Group: Institutes of the Christian Religion

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - Argument Ricky St. Claire
00:02:47
Play 02 02 - Of the True Church, pt 1 Brian Dole
00:36:23
Play 03 03 - Of the True Church, pt 2 Brian Dole
00:29:31
Play 04 04 - Of the True Church, pt 3 Brian Dole
00:36:52
Play 05 05 - Comparison Between the False Church and the True Brian Dole
00:40:40
Play 06 06 - Of the Teachers and Ministers of the Church TriciaG
00:44:05
Play 07 07 - Of the State of the Primitive Church...Before Papacy MaryAnn
00:37:10
Play 08 08 - The Ancient Form of Govt Utterly Corrupted, pt 1 Bill Mosley
00:32:10
Play 09 09 - The Ancient Form of Govt Utterly Corrupted, pt 2 Bill Mosley
00:30:49
Play 10 10 - Of the Primacy of the Romish See Bill Mosley
00:53:03
Play 11 11 - Of the Beginning and Rise of the Romish Papacy, pt 1 TriciaG
00:27:00
Play 12 12 - Of the Beginning and Rise of the Romish Papacy, pt 2 TriciaG
00:26:53
Play 13 13 - Of the Beginning and Rise of the Romish Papacy, pt 3 TriciaG
00:29:59
Play 14 14 - Of the Powers of the Church in Articles of Faith, pt 1 Parrot17
00:23:02
Play 15 15 - Of the Powers of the Church in Articles of Faith, pt 2 Brian Dole
00:27:13
Play 16 16 - Of Councils and Their Authority TriciaG
00:36:42
Play 17 17 - Of the Power of Making Laws, pt 1 Brian Dole
00:35:16
Play 18 18 - Of the Power of Making Laws, pt 2 Brian Dole
00:33:26
Play 19 19 - Of the Power of Making Laws, pt 3 Brian Dole
00:34:48
Play 20 20 - Of the Jurisdiction of the Church, pt 1 CurtisLMattson
00:29:56
Play 21 21 - Of the Jurisdiction of the Church, pt 2 CurtisLMattson
00:31:13
Play 22 22 - Of the Discipline of the Church, pt 1 DrBeccaAnne
00:38:52
Play 23 23 - Of the Discipline of the Church, pt 2 DrBeccaAnne
00:36:14
Play 24 24 - Of Vows, pt 1 J.S. Kenney
00:31:33
Play 25 25 - Of Vows, pt 2 J.S. Kenney
00:33:04
Play 26 26 - Of the Sacraments, pt 1 Brian Dole
00:47:18
Play 27 27 - Of the Sacraments, pt 2 Brian Dole
00:47:08
Play 28 28 - Of Baptism, pt 1 Guero
00:33:48
Play 29 29 - Of Baptism, pt 2 Guero
00:25:13
Play 30 30 - Of Paedobaptism, pt 1 CurtisLMattson
00:36:43
Play 31 31 - Of Paedobaptism, pt 2 Brian Dole
00:34:12
Play 32 32 - Of Paedobaptism, pt 3 Brian Dole
00:38:20
Play 33 33 - Of the Lord's Supper, pt 1 J L Raimundo
00:29:58
Play 34 34 - Of the Lord's Supper, pt 2 Andrew Bowles
00:29:50
Play 35 35 - Of the Lord's Supper, pt 3 Parrot17
00:32:19
Play 36 36 - Of the Lord's Supper, pt 4 Michael Packard
00:39:13
Play 37 37 - Of the Lord's Supper, pt 5 Brian Dole
00:32:51
Play 38 38 - Of the Lord's Supper, pt 6 Brian Dole
00:29:28
Play 39 39 - Of the Popish Mass, pt 1 Bill Mosley
00:36:58
Play 40 40 - Of the Popish Mass, pt 2 Bill Mosley
00:35:16
Play 41 41 - Of the Five Sacraments, Falsely So Called, pt 1 TriciaG
00:34:37
Play 42 42 - Of the Five Sacraments, Falsely So Called, pt 2 TriciaG
00:32:00
Play 43 43 - Of the Five Sacraments, Falsely So Called, pt 3 TriciaG
00:29:26
Play 44 44 - Of Civil Government, pt 1 Brian Dole
00:41:32
Play 45 45 - Of Civil Government, pt 2 Brian Dole
00:35:10
Play 46 46 - Of Civil Government, pt 3 Brian Dole
00:33:47