The Institutes of the Christian Religion, 2 Vol.
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The translation preserves the rugged strength and crisp prose of Calvin's writing, but also conforms to modern English while rendering heavy theological terms in simple language. The result is a translation that achieves a high degree of accuracy and at the same time is eminently readable. Often described as a difficult read, this version is very accessible and can be used for devotional purposes as well as in its more traditional mode as a magisterial theological exploration.
All previous editions of the Institutes--in Latin, French, German, and English--have been collated; references and notes have been verified, corrected, and expanded; and new bibliographies have been added. As such, the McNeil translation maintains its preeminent status among all English versions of Calvin's definitive contribution to the Christian church.
Number of Pages: 1822
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 2011
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
Availability: In Stock
Series: Library of Christian Classics
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This is the definitive English-language edition of one of the monumental works of the Christian church. All previous editions--in Latin, French, German, and English--have been collated; references and notes have been verified, corrected, and expanded; and new bibliographies have been added.The translation preserves the rugged strength and vividness of Calvin's writing, but also conforms to modern English and renders heavy theological terms in simple language. The result is a translation that achieves a high degree of accuracy and at the same time is eminently readable.
Long recognized for the quality of its translations, introductions, explanatory notes, and indexes, the Library of Christian Classics provides scholars and students with modern English translations of some of the most significant Christian theological texts in history. Through these works--each written prior to the end of the sixteenth century--contemporary readers are able to engage the ideas that have shaped Christian theology and the church through the centuries.