John Calvin's Institutes has established itself as "one of the most important theological works ever written," writes Tony Lane. This abridged edition of the Institutes provides a readable and inexpensive sampler of Calvin's greatest work. Lane condensed the 1559 edition, retaining the heart of Calvin's teaching on all his major themes including, Epistemology of God in Christ; Soteriology; and divine benevolence. This translation in simple and modern English is an excellent choice for those who simply want to get acquainted with the Institutes, or for those who wish to use them for devotional material.
This abridged edition of the Institutes provides a readable and inexpensive sampler of Calvin's greatest work. Lane has condensed the 1559 edition, retaining the heart of Calvin's teachings on all his major themes.
Benjamin Wirt Farley is Younts Professor Emeritus of Bible, Religion, and Philosophy at Erskine College. He is the translator of John Calvin's Sermons on the Ten Commandments.
Anthony N. S. Lane (DD, University of Oxford) is professor of historical theology 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 and compiled The Lion Christian Classics Collection. A world-class Calvin scholar, he abridged the Institutes into a popular student edition and also edited the translation of Calvin's Bondage and Liberation of the Will.