Old Guy Top 5: John Calvin

23 Aug

Interested in reading more from John Calvin or learning more about him?

Below is a list of 5 of the best works by Calvin or books written about him.

Here we go:

1. The Institutes of the Christian Religion
How could this not be number 1? One of the foundational theological works ever produced. Calvin completed the initial version in latin in 1536, subsequently completed it in French in 1541, and completed the final editions in 1559 in Latin and 1560 in French.

Definitive translation which collates all earlier editions: Hardback | Paperback
Translation of the 1536 Latin Edition: Paperback
Translation of the 1541 French Edition: Paperback | Kindle
Translation Based on the Latin including thought from French:
Hardback | Kindle | PDF

2. Calvin’s Commentaries 22 Volume Set
These are Calvin’s sermons that cover almost every book of the Bible.

Hardcover Set | Kindle | Crossway Classics | Individual Volumes| Geneva Commentaries |PDF

3. Calvin’s Tracts and Letters 7 Volume Set
Long unavailable there are 3 volumes of tracts and 4 volumes of Calvin’s letters and correspondence.

Hardcover Set | Select Letters | Kindle

4. John Calvin: Pilgrim and Pastor
Written by Robert Godfrey this short 200 page biography is a great starting point for those wanting to learn more.

Paperback | Kindle | PDF

5. John Calvin: A Biography
This final biography is one of the classics written by T.H.L. Parker.

Paperback | A Portrait of Calvin PDF

Have a different opinion?
Share with us your favorites in the comments below!

One Response to “Old Guy Top 5: John Calvin”

  1. Eduardo August 23, 2012 at 9:43 am #

    I love his commentary on Hebrews.

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