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"I consider looseness with words no less of a defect than looseness of the bowels." -- John Calvin
John Calvin () (10 July 1509 — 27 May 1564) was an influential French theologian and pastor during the Protestant Reformation. He was a principal figure in the development of the system of Christian theology later called Calvinism. Originally trained as a humanist lawyer, he broke from the Roman Catholic Church around 1530. After religious tensions provoked a violent uprising against Protestants in France, Calvin fled to Basel, Switzerland, where in 1536 he published the first edition of his seminal work Institutes of the Christian Religion.

In that year, Calvin was invited by William Farel to help reform the church in Geneva. The city council resisted the implementation of Calvin and Farel's ideas, and both men were expelled. At the invitation of Martin Bucer, Calvin proceeded to Strasbourg, where he became the minister of a church of French refugees. He continued to support the reform movement in Geneva, and was eventually invited back to lead its church. Following his return, he introduced new forms of church government and liturgy, despite the opposition of several powerful families in the city who tried to curb his authority. During this period, Michael Servetus, a Spaniard known for his heretical views, and the first European to describe the function of pulmonary circulation, arrived in Geneva. He was denounced by Calvin and executed by the city council. Following an influx of supportive refugees and new elections to the city council, Calvin's opponents were forced out. Calvin spent his final years promoting the Reformation both in Geneva and throughout Europe.

Calvin was a tireless polemic and apologetic writer who generated much controversy. He also exchanged cordial and supportive letters with many reformers including Philipp Melanchthon and Heinrich Bullinger. In addition to the Institutes, he wrote commentaries on most books of the Bible as well as theological treatises and confessional documents, and he regularly gave sermons throughout the week in Geneva. Calvin was influenced by the Augustinian tradition, which led him to expound the doctrine of predestination and the absolute sovereignty of God in salvation of the human soul from death and eternal damnation.

Calvin's writing and preachings provided the seeds for the branch of theology that bears his name. The Presbyterian and other Reformed churches, which look to Calvin as a chief expositor of their beliefs, have spread throughout the world.

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Total Books: 365
A Little Book on the Christian Life
2017 - A Little Book on the Christian Life (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781567697445
ISBN-10: 1567697445
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles
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John Calvin's Sermons on 1 Timothy Volume 1
2017 - John Calvin's Sermons on 1 Timothy Volume 1 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781542836531
ISBN-10: 1542836530
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles
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John Calvin's Sermons on 1 Timothy Volume 2
2017 - John Calvin's Sermons on 1 Timothy Volume 2 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781542840248
ISBN-10: 1542840244
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles
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On The Christian Life
2017 - On the Christian Life (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781941129548
ISBN-10: 1941129544
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles
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The Institutes Of The Christian Religion
The Institutes Of The Christian Religion Books Third and Fourth
The Institutes Of The Christian Religion Books First and Second
Commentaries on Election and Predestination
2015 - Commentaries on Election and Predestination (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781519559166
ISBN-10: 151955916X
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles
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John Calvin's Commentaries on Faith
2015 - John Calvin's Commentaries on Faith (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781519455468
ISBN-10: 1519455461
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles
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John Calvin's Commentaries on Providence
2015 - John Calvin's Commentaries on Providence (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781519460233
ISBN-10: 1519460236
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles
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John Calvin's Commentaries on Ethics and the Common Life
Obtaining the Grace of Christ-Book 3 From the Magnum Opus-The Institutes of the Christian Religion-A Pure Gold Classic
God the Creator
2013 - God the Creator (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781459642232
ISBN-10: 1459642236
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Christian Books & Bibles
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God The Redeemer A Pure Gold Classic
2013 - God the Redeemer a Pure Gold Classic [The Institutes of the Christian Religion] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781610360012
ISBN-10: 161036001X
Genre: Christian Books & Bibles
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Lifting up Our Hearts 150 Selected Prayers from John Calvin
2012 - Lifting Up Our Hearts 150 Selected Prayers From John Calvin (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781601781932
ISBN-10: 1601781938
Genre: Christian Books & Bibles
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Sermons on Genesis Chapters 11-20
2012 - Sermons on Genesis Chapters 11-20 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781848711549
ISBN-10: 1848711549
Genre: Christian Books & Bibles
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God the CreatorGod the Redeemer
2012 - God the Creatorgod the Redeemer [A Pure Gold Classic] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781610360005
ISBN-10: 1610360001
Genre: Christian Books & Bibles
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SELECTED SERMONS FROM THE PASTORAL EPISTLES
2012 - Selected Sermons From the Pastoral Epistles (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781599253206
ISBN-10: 1599253208
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles
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John Calvin On The Christian Faith
2011 - John Calvin on the Christian Faith (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781258134853
ISBN-10: 1258134853
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Sermons from Job
2011 - Sermons From Job (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781599252582
ISBN-10: 1599252589
Genres: Reference, Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles
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2009 - A Guide to Christian Living [Special Gift Edition] (Other)
2007 - Calvin's Bible Commentaries Hosea [Forgotten Books] (Paperback)
2007 - Calvin's Bible Commentaries Romans [Forgotten Books] (Paperback)
2007 - Calvin's Bible Commentaries Joshua [Forgotten Books] (Paperback)
2007 - Synod of Dordrecht [Forgotten Books] (Paperback)
2007 - John Calvin on the Christian Life [Forgotten Books] (Paperback)
2002 - Genesis [Crossway Classic Commentary S.] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2000 - Isaiah [Crossway Classic Commentary] (Paperback)Paperback
2000 - Jeremiah and Lamentations [Crossway Classic Commentary] (Hardcover)Paperback
1999 - 1-2 Thessalonians [Crossway Classic Commentary] (Paperback)Paperback
1999 - 1 and 2 Thessalonians [Crossway Classic Commentaries] (Paperback)Paperback
1998 - Great Sermons [The Essential Christian Library , Vol 1] (Hardcover)
1998 - 1 2 and 3 John [The Crossway Classic Commentaries] (Paperback)
1996 - Gospel According to St John 1-10 [Calvin's New Testament Commentaries, Vol. 4] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1996 - First Epistle of Paul to the Corinthians [Calvin's New Testament Commentaries] (Paperback)
1996 - Acts of the Apostles 14-28 [Calvin's New Testament Commentaries] (Paperback)
1995 - Romans and Thessalonians [Calvin's New Testament Commentaries, Vol 8] (Paperback)
1995 - A Harmony of the Gospels Matthew Mark and Luke and the Epistles of James and Jude [Calvin's New Testament Commentaries Series Volume 3] (Paperback)
1995 - Acts [The Crossway Classic Commentaries] (Paperback)
1994 - Of the Popish Mass [Foundation Tracts] (Paperback)
1994 - A Harmony of the Gospels Matthew Mark and Luke [Calvin's New Testament Commentaries Series Volume 1] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1994 - John [Crossway Classic Commentaries] (Paperback)Paperback
1991 - Luther and Calvin on Secular Authority [Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought] (Hardcover)Paperback
1991 - Comt-minor Prophets-5v Set [Geneva Series of Commentaries] (Other)
1989 - Commentary on Jeremiah [Geneva Series Commentary on Jeremiah & L - Volume 1] (Other)
1989 - Comt-jeremiah 20-29 [Volume III] (Other)
1989 - Comt-jeremiah 30-47 [Volume IV] (Hardcover)
1989 - Comt-jeremiah 48-50 Lament [Volume V] (Other)
1986 - Commentaries on the Minor Prophets Zecharah and Malachi [Geneva Series of Commentaries] (Other)
1986 - Habakkuk Zephaniah Haggai [Geneva Series of Commentaries] (Other)
1986 - Hosea [Geneva Series of Commentaries] (Other)
1986 - Jonah Micah Nahum [Geneva Series of Commentaries] (Other)
1986 - Joel Amos Obadiah [Geniva Series of Commentaries] (Hardcover)
1979 - Calvin Commentaries [Library of Christian Classics Paperback Westminster] (Paperback)
1975 - Matthew Mark and Luke [Calvin's New Testament Commentaries, Vol 1] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
1965 - Commentary on Daniel [Geneva] (Hardcover)
1956 - On God and Political Duty [Library of Liberal Arts] (Paperback)
The Acts of the Apostles [2 vols - Calvin's Commentaries] (Hardcover)
Gospel According to St John 11-21 the First Epistle of John [Calvin's New Testament Commentary, Volume 5] (Paperback)Hardcover
Matthew Mark and Luke James and Jude [Calvin's New Testament Commentaries, Vol 3] (Hardcover)
Galatians Ephesians Philippians and Colossians [Calvin's New Testament Commentaries, Vol 11] (Hardcover)
Daniel I [Chapters 1-6 - Calvin's Old Testament Commentaries, The Rutherford House Translation] (Hardcover)Paperback
Sermons on Timothy and Titus [16th-17th Century Facsimile Editions] (Other)
Sermons on Deuteronomy [Sixteenth-Seventeenth Century Facsimile Editions] (Other)
Grace and Its Fruits [Living Classics for Today] (Hardcover)
The 1560 Geneva Bible [The 1560 Geneva Bible Giant Print Edition, First Printing, Facsimile] (Other)