Calvins Institutes

Institutes of the Christian Religion

Related Media Listen to a lecture by Sinclair Ferguson entitled The Theology of Calvin in His Institutes. Requires a free account at Westminster Theological Seminary Listen to a 34 part course by David Calhoun entitled Calvin’s Institutes. Source: Covenant Seminary Publisher’s Description This is…

Highlights from 2013

We begin the New Year with a look at some of our best clips from 2013. Listen to the full episodes of the clips we’ve chosen to include by using the following links: Ep. 265—Gospels Harmonization with Vern Poythress Ep.…

Book 2, Chapter 3, Sections 1-4 – Everything Proceeding from the Corrupt Nature of Man Damnable

Sections 1. The intellect and will of the whole man corrupt. The term flesh applies not only to the sensual, but also to the higher part of the soul. This demonstrated from Scripture. 2. The heart also involved in corruption, and hence…

Book 2, Chapter 2, Sections 21-27 — Man Now Deprived of Freedom of Will

Sections 21. Fourth argument. Scripture ascribes the glory of our adoption and salvation to God only. The human intellect blind as to heavenly things until it is illuminated. Disposal of a heretical objection. 22. Human intellect ignorant of the true…

Calvin, Classical Trinitarianism, and the Aseity of the Son

Dr. K. Scott Oliphint reviews Calvin, Classical Trinitarianism, and the Aseity of the Son by Brannon Ellis and published by Oxford University Press. In this excellent volume, Ellis investigates the various Reformation and post-Reformation responses to Calvin’s affirmation of the…

Book 2, Chapter 2, Sections 14-20 – Man Now Deprived of Freedom of Will

Sections 14–20 14. The power of the intellect, secondly, with regard to the arts. Particular gifts in this respect conferred on individuals, and attesting the grace of God. 15. The rise of this knowledge of things terrestrial, first, that we…

Book 2, Chapter 2, Sections 9-13 – Man Now Deprived of Freedom of Will

Sections 9. The language of the ancient writers on the subject of Free Will is, with the exception of that of Augustine, almost unintelligible. Still they set little or no value on human virtue, and ascribe the praise of all…

Calvin’s Company of Pastors

Christ the Center is pleased to welcome Dr. Scott Manetsch to the program to speak about Reformed pastoral ministry and his book Calvin’s Company of Pastors: Pastoral Care and the Emerging Reformed Church, 1536–1609, which is published by Oxford University Press. Dr. Manetsch is Professor…
Calvin's Company of Pastors

Gestapo Geneva: Caricatures of Calvin and his Company of Pastors

Just a few weeks ago, Carl Trueman introduced me to Scott Manetsch’s new book Calvin’s Company of Pastors: Pastoral Care and the Emerging Reformed Church, 1536–1609. While initially interested, I was not expecting to be drawn into this type of historical…

Calvin as a Servant of the Word of God

In honor of John Calvin’s 500th anniversary, the General Assembly of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church held a pre-Assembly conference on the subject of John Calvin. The Rev. Dr. Richard B. Gaffin of Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, spoke on…
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