Institutes of the Christian Religion, Book 2

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 Two of the Institutes treats of the knowledge of God considered as a Redeemer in Christ, and showing man his falls conducts him to Christ the Mediator. (Summary from Wikipedia & preface)


Book 1 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 - Argument David Lawrence
00:03:11
Play 02 02 - Through the Fall and Revolt of Adam TriciaG
00:37:29
Play 03 03 - Man Now Deprived of Freedom of Will, pt 1 rymd80
00:31:19
Play 04 04 - Man Now Deprived of Freedom of Will, pt 2 rymd80
00:32:17
Play 05 05 - Man Now Deprived of Freedom of Will, pt 3 Adam Oellermann
00:30:26
Play 06 06 - Every Thing Proceeding from the Corrupt Nature, pt 1 Sienna
00:32:51
Play 07 07 - Every Thing Proceeding from the Corrupt Nature, pt 2 Sienna
00:28:48
Play 08 08 - How God Works in the Hearts of Men TriciaG
00:22:02
Play 09 09 - Arguments Usually Alleged in Support of Free Will, pt 1 Brendan Tannam
00:38:58
Play 10 10 - Arguments Usually Alleged in Support of Free Will, pt 2 Sienna
00:35:49
Play 11 11 - Redemption for Man Lost to Be Sought in Christ C.G.Brock
00:22:23
Play 12 12 - The Law Given, pt 1 TriciaG
00:29:09
Play 13 13 - The Law Given, pt 2 TriciaG
00:26:11
Play 14 14 - Exposition of the Moral Law, pt 1 von
00:37:22
Play 15 15 - Exposition of the Moral Law, pt 2 TriciaG
00:33:08
Play 16 16 - Exposition of the Moral Law, pt 3 rymd80
00:35:17
Play 17 17 - Exposition of the Moral Law, pt 4 TriciaG
00:27:50
Play 18 18 - Exposition of the Moral Law, pt 5 Sienna
00:32:48
Play 19 19 - Christ, Though Known to the Jews Under the Law TriciaG
00:17:29
Play 20 20 - Resemblance Between the Old Testament and the New, pt 1 TriciaG
00:33:29
Play 21 21 - Resemblance Between the Old Testament and the New, pt 2 TriciaG
00:32:59
Play 22 22 - The Difference Between the Two Testaments TriciaG
00:42:39
Play 23 23 - Christ, to Perform the Office of Mediator K.A.Brock
00:31:01
Play 24 24 - Christ Clothed with the True Substance of Human Nature dana-allen
00:20:08
Play 25 25 - How Two Natures Constitute the Person of the Mediator TriciaG
00:32:47
Play 26 26 - Three Things Briefly to Be Regarded in Christ TriciaG
00:28:39
Play 27 27 - How Christ Performed the Office of Redeemer, pt 1 Sean F. Sawyers
00:35:59
Play 28 28 - How Christ Performed the Office of Redeemer, pt 2 Sean F. Sawyers
00:36:27
Play 29 29 - Christ Rightly and Properly Said to Have Merited Sean F. Sawyers
00:21:38