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John Calvin (1509–1564)

Forfatter af Institutes of the Christian Religion

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Born Jean Cauvin in Noyon, Picardy, France, John Calvin was only a boy when Martin Luther first raised his challenge concerning indulgences. Calvin was enrolled at the age of 14 at the University of Paris, where he received preliminary training in theology and became an elegant Latinist. However, vis mere following the dictates of his father, he left Paris at the age of 19 and went to study law, first at Orleans, then at Bourges, in both of which centers the ideas of Luther were already creating a stir. On his father's death, Calvin returned to Paris, began to study Greek, the language of the New Testament, and decided to devote his life to scholarship. In 1532 he published a commentary on Seneca's De Clementia, but the following year, after experiencing what was considered a sudden conversion, he was forced to flee Paris for his religious views. The next year was given to the study of Hebrew in Basel and to writing the first version of his famous Institutes of the Christian Religion, which he gave to the printer in 1535. The rest of his life-except for a forced exile of three years-he spent in Geneva, where he became chief pastor, without ever being ordained. When he died, the city was solidly on his side, having almost become what one critic called a "theocracy." By then the fourth and much-revised edition of his Institutes had been published in Latin and French, commentaries had appeared on almost the whole Bible, treatises had been written on the Lord's Supper, on the Anabaptists, and on secret Protestants under persecution in France. Thousands of refugees had come to Geneva, and the city-energized by religious fervor-had found room and work for them. Though Calvin was sometimes bitter in his denunciation of those who disagreed with him, intolerant of other points of view, and absolutely sure he was right on the matter of predestination, he was nonetheless one of the great expounders of the faith. From his work the Reformed tradition had its genesis, and from his genius continues to refresh itself. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

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Værker af John Calvin

Institutes of the Christian Religion (1536) 7,279 eksemplarer
Calvins Commentaries (22 Volume Set) (1974) 1,752 eksemplarer
A Reformation Debate (1966) 549 eksemplarer
Genesis (1965) 491 eksemplarer
Sermons on Ephesians (1973) 318 eksemplarer
John (1994) 267 eksemplarer
Theological Treatises (1867) 240 eksemplarer
On God and Political Duty (1950) 213 eksemplarer
Sermons From Job (1952) 205 eksemplarer
Instruction in Faith (1537) (1537) 171 eksemplarer
Hebrews and I and II Peter (1960) 167 eksemplarer
Sermons on Galatians (1995) 166 eksemplarer
Biblical Christianity (1982) 158 eksemplarer
Sermons on the Beatitudes (2006) 155 eksemplarer
The Secret Providence of God (1905) 154 eksemplarer
Calvin's Institutes: A New Compend (1939) 128 eksemplarer
Sermons on Genesis1:11 (2009) 118 eksemplarer
Commentary Volume 5. Psalms 36 - 92 (1949) 116 eksemplarer
Commentary Volume 9. Jeremiah 1 - 19 (1979) 104 eksemplarer
Sermons on the Book of Micah (1802) 100 eksemplarer
Calvin's Commentaries Volume XXII (1981) 100 eksemplarer
Sermons On Titus (2015) 100 eksemplarer
Commentary on The Psalms (1773) 94 eksemplarer
Calvin's Ecclesiastical Advice (1991) 87 eksemplarer
Songs Of The Nativity (2008) 86 eksemplarer
Ezekiel I (1880) 82 eksemplarer
Sermons on the Acts: Chapters 1-7 (2008) 79 eksemplarer
Daniel I (Chapters 1-6) (1853) 78 eksemplarer
The Mystery of Godliness (1950) 74 eksemplarer
On Prayer: Conversation with God (1559) 74 eksemplarer
Concerning scandals (1978) 73 eksemplarer
Sermons on 1 Timothy (2018) 71 eksemplarer
Sermons on Genesis: Chapters 11-20 (1702) 69 eksemplarer
Commentary on the Book of Joshua (1949) 64 eksemplarer
Faith Unfeigned (2010) 61 eksemplarer
The Christian Life (1984) 60 eksemplarer
Sermons on Psalm 119 (1996) 58 eksemplarer
Sermons on the Deity of Christ (1950) 57 eksemplarer
Sermons on 2 Timothy (2018) 56 eksemplarer
Tracts and Letters (Volume 3) (1983) 46 eksemplarer
A Treatise on Relics (2000) 42 eksemplarer
Comt-Jeremiah 10-19 Volume II (1950) 39 eksemplarer
The Best of John Calvin (1981) 38 eksemplarer
Comt-Jeremiah 30-47 (Volume IV) (1950) 36 eksemplarer
Comt-Jeremiah 20-29 (Volume III) (1950) 35 eksemplarer
Tracts and Letters (Volume 5) (1983) 31 eksemplarer
Tracts and Letters (Volume 6) (2009) 29 eksemplarer
John (Volume 5) 28 eksemplarer
Thine Is My Heart (1958) 27 eksemplarer
Commentary on Ezekiel Volume 2 (1948) 23 eksemplarer
Calvin on Self-Denial (2013) 23 eksemplarer
Devotions and Prayers of John Calvin (1954) — Forfatter — 22 eksemplarer
Tracts and Letters (Volume 4) (1983) 21 eksemplarer
Commentary on the Pentateuch (1960) 19 eksemplarer
Calvins Commentaries: 1 John (2012) 18 eksemplarer
Of Prayer (2007) 14 eksemplarer
The Doctrine of Election (2022) 14 eksemplarer
Oeuvres (1905) 13 eksemplarer
Justification By Faith (2018) 12 eksemplarer
Harmony of the Law - Volume 1 (2007) 10 eksemplarer
On the Christian Faith (1957) — Forfatter — 8 eksemplarer
John Calvin on the Law of God (2011) 8 eksemplarer
Oeuvres choisies (1995) 7 eksemplarer
Thirty-Six Sermons of John Calvin (2011) 6 eksemplarer
Calvin on the Mediator (2013) 6 eksemplarer
Three French treatises (1970) 6 eksemplarer
Respuesta al Cardenal Sadoleto (1964) 6 eksemplarer
Comentario Sobre Jonás (2007) 4 eksemplarer
Commentary on Ephesians (2004) 4 eksemplarer
JOÃO CALVINO (2017) 4 eksemplarer
Commentary on Exodus (2013) 4 eksemplarer
Lexicon juridicum 3 eksemplarer
De handzame Calvijn (2004) 3 eksemplarer
The Knowledge of God the Creator (1960) 3 eksemplarer
Commentary on Leviticus (2013) 3 eksemplarer
Sulle reliquie (2010) 3 eksemplarer
Soul Sleep: Psychopannychia (2011) 3 eksemplarer
Cartas De Joao Calvino (2000) 3 eksemplarer
Commentary on James 2 eksemplarer
Sermons 2 eksemplarer
DANIEL 2 eksemplarer
Sermones sobre Efesios (2011) 2 eksemplarer
Calvinism by Calvin 2 eksemplarer
Trois libelles anonymes (2006) 2 eksemplarer
CALVIN'S COMMENTARIES 2 eksemplarer
six psalms of john calvin (1977) 2 eksemplarer
Kracht en troost 2 eksemplarer
La carne, lo spirito e l'amore. (1535) 2 eksemplarer
Calvino 2 eksemplarer
Commentary on Jude (2012) 2 eksemplarer
Commentary on Deuteronomy (2013) 2 eksemplarer
以弗所書註釋 2 eksemplarer
Commentaries on Christian Life (2015) 2 eksemplarer
基督教要義 中冊 2 eksemplarer
James (2019) 2 eksemplarer
Commentaries on Jesus Christ (2014) 2 eksemplarer
Commentaries on the Church (2014) 2 eksemplarer
Psychopannychia (2013) 2 eksemplarer
John Calvin's Tracts and Treatises 3 Volumes (1958) — Forfatter — 2 eksemplarer
De Christelijke Vrijheid (2013) 2 eksemplarer
John Calvin's Tracts and Treatises 3 Volumes (1958) — Forfatter — 1 eksemplar
Jeremiah Vol. 1-4 1 eksemplar
Calvino: Una Antologia (1971) 1 eksemplar
Calvino [Opere di] 1 eksemplar
Inventory of Relics 1 eksemplar
Providence 1 eksemplar
Calvin's Confession 1 eksemplar
Commentaries (X) 1 eksemplar
Calvin, John, Selections-Bkl (1959) 1 eksemplar
Jeremiah--Vols. 3 1 eksemplar
Zechariah & Malachi 1 eksemplar
Hosea 1 eksemplar
Jeremiah--Vols. 5 1 eksemplar
Jeremiah--Vols. 4 1 eksemplar
Jeremiah--Vols. 2 1 eksemplar
Jeremiah--Vols. 1 1 eksemplar
The Penteteuch 1 eksemplar
Faith (2019) 1 eksemplar
Boris & Natasha 1 eksemplar
更寬廣的生命 1 eksemplar
Commentary on Luke 1 eksemplar
On the Christian Faith (2015) 1 eksemplar
Commentary on Nahum 1 eksemplar
On God and Duty 1 eksemplar
Hiob 1 eksemplar
Letters of John Calvin — Forfatter — 1 eksemplar
John 12-21 1 eksemplar
1 Corinthians 1-14 1 eksemplar
Isaiah 33-66 vol. 8 1 eksemplar
Isaiah 1-32 vol. 7 1 eksemplar
Psalms 36-92 vol. 5 1 eksemplar
Genesis vol. 1 1 eksemplar

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Outstanding little book. One of the most dense reads I've experienced in quite a while, yet still fully accessible to laymen. I would wholeheartedly recommend this to every single Christian I know and don't know.
 
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I find Calvin's Commentaries to be excellent for personal study and reflection, a valuable source for sermon preparation~ to have my mind stimulated, enhanced clarity to my studies, meditations and reflection.
It is the coming to both the wine press, where the juice is pressed from the ripened fruit of the vine, and to the cellar where we are refreshed by the fermented and matured libation with richness in color, layers of depth, the delicious savoring, and enjoyment that which will make the heart glad and the soul refreshed, nourished and healthy.… (mere)
 
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rbcarver | 16 andre anmeldelser | Dec 13, 2023 |
I find Calvin's Commentaries to be excellent for personal study and reflection, a valuable source for sermon preparation~ to have my mind stimulated, enhanced clarity to my studies, meditations and reflection.
It is the coming to both the wine press, where the juice is pressed from the ripened fruit of the vine, and to the cellar where we are refreshed by the fermented and matured libation with richness in color, layers of depth, the delicious savoring, and enjoyment that which will make the heart glad and the soul refreshed, nourished and healthy.… (mere)
 
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rbcarver | 16 andre anmeldelser | Dec 13, 2023 |
I find Calvin's Commentaries to be excellent for personal study and reflection, a valuable source for sermon preparation~ to have my mind stimulated, enhanced clarity to my studies, meditations and reflection.
It is the coming to both the wine press, where the juice is pressed from the ripened fruit of the vine, and to the cellar where we are refreshed by the fermented and matured libation with richness in color, layers of depth, the delicious savoring, and enjoyment that which will make the heart glad and the soul refreshed, nourished and healthy.… (mere)
 
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