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A Guide to Christian Living

This was originally a stand-alone chapter from Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian religion, published in 1552 as a pocket-sized French edition. The Banner of Truth has now made Robert White’s translation available in an attractive gift edition, also pocket-sized. Calvin’s intention was to provide a basic manual for French Christians ‘hungering and thirsting for…

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Sermons on Genesis: Chapters 1–11

The translator of Calvin’s sermons on the Acts of the Apostles 1-7, Rob Roy McGregor, has now given us this superb English version of 49 sermons that Calvin delivered in Geneva between September 1559 and January 1560. These sermons give us a fresh glimpse into the content and style of Calvin’s preaching. The original…

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John Calvin’s 500th anniversary in Belarus

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January 2010
Belarus

John Calvin’s 500th anniversary in Belarus

John Calvin’s 500th anniversary in Belarus   It happens only once in very few lifetimes — the 500th anniversary of John Calvin! For the Reformed churches in Belarus also, 2009 was the birthday of the great Reformer.   On 10 July we gathered in the small church building of a Reformed church in Minsk,…

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October 2009
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John Calvin’s mission to France

John Calvin's mission to France   The year 2009 is the 500th anniversary of the birth of John Calvin. He was born in northern France and was converted, as a student, in the early 1530s. From 1541 until his death in 1564 he served as a preacher and teacher in Geneva. Calvin was never…

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John Calvin: A Pilgrim’s Life

With the surfeit of Calvin books appearing in this the quincentenary of the great Reformer’s birth, it would be tempting to groan and think, ‘Not another one!’ But here’s a biography that’s worth a second look. The author approaches Calvin as one who sees him ‘as neither friend nor enemy’, but says, ‘I feel…

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John Calvin on piety

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July 2009
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John Calvin on piety

John Calvin's Institutes have earned him the title of 'the pre-eminent systematician of the Protestant Reformation'. His reputation as an intellectual, however, is often seen apart from the vital spiritual and pastoral context in which he wrote his theology. For Calvin, theological understanding and practical piety, truth and usefulness, are inseparable. Theology first of…

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John Calvin: A Heart For Devotion, Doctrine & Doxology

The 500th anniversary of John Calvin’s birth makes this year a good opportunity to celebrate the life and ministry of the great Reformer. In this book, nineteen evangelical writers attempt to do just that, each contributing a brief essay on some aspect of Calvin’s career, theology or discipleship. The result is a wide-ranging, fast-moving…

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