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The Institutes of the Christian Religion

by John Calvin

 Prefatory Address to King Francis I of France

 Books Outline and Sections

    Book 1    Book 2    Book 3    Book 4

 Reading Schedule (date of class discussion)

 Index to Audio Version by Bob Sauer (updated/corrected, 10/18/18)

 

 Class Recordings                                                            Handout

     Introduction & Prefatory Address                                     01

     Book 1, Chapters 1-5: Knowledge of God                       02

     Book 1, Chapters 6-12: Scriptural Revelation                  03

     Book 1, Chapters 14-18: Creation & Providence             04

     Book 2, Chapters 1-5: The Fall & Consequences           05

     Book 2, Chapters 6-11: Unity of Scripture                       06

     Book 2, Chapters 12-14: Christ                                       07

     Book 2, Chapters 15-17: Prophet, King, Priest               08

     Book 3, Chapters 1-5, 11-19: Holy Spirit                         09

     Book 3, Chapters 6-10, 20: Christian Life                       10

     Book 3, Chapters 21-24: Election                                   11

     Book 3: Chapters 21-24: Last Things                             12

     Book 4: Chapters 1-2: The Church                                 13

     Book 4: Chapters 3-4: Church's Officers                         14

     Book 4: Chapters 14-16: Sacraments: Baptism              15

     Book 4: Chapters 17-19: Sacraments: Lord's Supper     16

     Book 4: Chapter 20: Civil Government                            17

 

 

 Other Related Materials

 

     Satoleto's Letter to Geneva, 1538 and Calvin's Reply - "One of the most powerful defenses of the Reformation ever written." (R. Godfrey)

 

     The Ecclesiastical Ordinances, 1541 - Calvin defines the organization of the church and the relationship between church and state.

 


David G. Barker
david.barker@ncpres.org