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Westminster John Knox Press Instruction in Faith (1537)

This translation of a very enlightened book includes all the essentials of Calvin's position, unobscured by the complicated discussions characteristic of Calvin's later writings. Keeping Calvin's intentions in mind, Paul Fuhrmann presents an edition that has value for people who have a schaolarly interest in the Reformed tradition and for lay readers who wish to clarify and strengthen their own faith. Contents: Forward to the 1992 Edition; Historical Foreward 1. All men are born in order to know God 2. What difference there is between true and false religions 3. What we must know of God 4. Man 5. Free Will 6. Sin and Death 7. How we are delivered and restored to life 8. The Law of the Lord 9. The Summary of the Law 10. What comes to us from the Law alone 11. The law is a preparation to come to Christ 12. We apprehend Christ through faith 13. Election and Predestination 14. What True Faith is 15. Faith is a Gift of God 16. We are justified in Christ through Faith 17. We are sanctified through Faith in order to obey the law 18. Repentance and regeneration 19. How the righteousness through good deeds and the righteousness through faith fit and harmonize together 20. The symbol of faith 21. What is hope 22. Prayer 23. What one must consider in prayer 24. Exposition of the Lord's Prayer 25. Perseverance in Prayer 26. The Sacraments 27. What the Sacrament Is 28. Baptism 29. The Supper of the Lord 30. Human Traditions 32. Excommunications 33. The Magistrate or Civic Officer Notes
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This work of John Calvin is an excellent summary of Christian Theology in general and the Doctrines of Grace (Reformed) Theology in particular. Calvin was only 28 when he wrote this work and it was at a time when politics and religion were completely dominated by the papacy in Rome. It took courage and conviction to write and publish something like this and it's incredible that the Lord gave Calvin such a clear understanding of Holy Scriptures at such a young age.
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