‘The Institutes of the Christian Religion’ by John Calvin; edited by Tony Lane

  When John Calvin wrote the first edition of his Institutes of the Christian Religion, it was in tended to be a "simple handbook of Christian doctrine" (14). Just prior the time it was to be published, however, Francis I, the king of France, unleashed a "fierce campaign of repression" (14) against French Protestantism. In light … Continue reading ‘The Institutes of the Christian Religion’ by John Calvin; edited by Tony Lane