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A Reader's Guide to Calvin's Institutes
Baker Academic / 2009 / Paperback
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This abridgement includes selected readings and annotations that streamline readers into the heart of Calvin's theology. Dividing the Institutes into thirty-two portions, editor Anthony Lane chose, on average, eighteen pages from each section of the Institutes to introduce readers to the critical elements in Calvin's theology. Informative notes guide readers through the text concentrating on the chosen sections and illuminating the most significant issues raised the McNeill/Battles edition. Equipped with study questions and a bibliography for further reading, this edition of the Institutes will serve professors and students well.
John Calvin's Institutes is one of the great classics of Christian theology. Now, at the 500th anniversary of Calvin's birth, a leading Calvin expert offers an affordable guide to reading the Institutes (keyed to the McNeill/Battles translation).
The book includes selected readings and annotations to offer a streamlined introduction to the heart of Calvin's theology. Dividing the Institutes into thirty-two portions, the author has chosen an average of eighteen pages to be read from each to cover the whole range of the Institutes. The notes guide readers through the text, concentrating on the sections chosen for reading and summarizing the material. An introduction and questions at the beginning of each portion direct the reader's attention to important points.
Anthony N. S. Lane (DD, University of Oxford) is professor of historical theology and director of research at the London School of Theology. He is the author of A Concise History of Christian Thought, John Calvin: Student of the Church Fathers, and Justification by Faith in Catholic-Protestant Dialogue. A world-class Calvin scholar, he abridged the Institutes into a popular student edition and also edited the translation of Calvins Bondage and Liberation of the Will.
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