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Institutes of the Christian Religion

1536

Why is it canonical?

John Calvin was a central figure in the Protestant Reformation of Europe, extending the work of Martin Luther to create a fundamentally novel theological basis for the practice of the Christian religion. This work presents as strong a critique of the Catholic Church as could be found at the time, but goes far beyond as a philosophical work in providing an alternative. John Calvin had a special focus on salvation or damnation in the afterlife.

Creators

John Calvin

Locations

Geneva Switzerland

Languages

Latin

Images and Videos

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Portrait, John Calvin

Resources

Full text, Institutes of the Christian Religion