Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Company through Calvin's Institutes

Anyone who's read here at all has probably caught onto the fact that I think that all believers ought to read John Calvin's Institutes of the Christian Religion. Now there's a new opportunity to do so. The normal contributors over at the Reformation21 blog will be blogging through the Institutes starting in January with daily posts on their reading. This is a great chance to simply read through Calvin in small chunks and also have some outstanding theologians commenting on the sections and giving insights into Calvin's ideas and theology.

The bloggers who should be helping out on this include Derek Thomas (Pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Jackson and Adjunct Professor of Systematic Theology at RTS Jackson), Iain Campbell (A Scottish Presbyterian Pastor), Ligon Duncan (Pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Jackson and Adjunct Professor of Systematic Theology at RTS Jackson), Sinclair Ferguson (PCA Pastor and Adjunct Professor of Systematic Theology at WTS), and Paul Helm (A Calvinist Theologian in England).

If you don't already have a copy of the Institutes then you can pick them up from Monergism Books at the link above. You can also read online (or download them as a .pdf file) from CCEL but they do not have the MacNeill/Battles edition available that way. That edition is certainly the easiest to read in the English.

1 comment:

Richard said...

That sounds like fun! I might just "sit in the back of the room" and listen to what that distinguished group has to offer. Thanks for the tip Matt.