I just wanted to make people aware that Monergism again has the 23 volume set of Calvin's Institutes of the Christian Religion and his Commentaries available for just $120. That's less than $6/book! The reason this set is so good is because it does not use the MacNeill/Battles edition of the Institutes. While that version is undoubtedly the best English translation the problem with it is that they have added in additional Scripture references into the text without marking out which are Calvin's and which are theirs. Those verse references in the Institutes are meant to function as footnotes as Calvin never intended for the Institutes to be read apart from the Commentaries. When you read the Institutes his intention was that if you wanted to know why he came to a particular conclusion you would look up the referenced passage in the Commentaries and see how he arrived at that conclusion exegetically. The version of the Institutes in this passage is not as easy to read in English but it is helpful to have so that you can make those movements between the two.
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