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Sixteenth-century Protestant Reformer and pastor John Calvin designed his Institutes of the Christian Religion to be a practical introduction to theology for laypeople. Established as one of the most important theological works ever written, the Institutes of the Christian Religion has been studied by pastors and laypeople for more than four centuries. This two-volume set, edited by J.T. McNeill and translated by F.L. Battles, is complete and unabridged.

John Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion is perhaps the most important work of systematic theology ever written. Its influence has been formative on my thinking and on the thinking of believers all around the world.” —R.C. Sproul

It is an impossible challenge to list three books out of the multitude of volumes that have proven themselves as significant resources in one’s own life, never mind the entire experience of the Christian Church—but Calvin’s Institutes stands at the top of my own list simply because no book outside of Scripture has contributed so much to the renewing of my own mind.” —Sinclair Ferguson


This Is A Must for Every Christian

Jeremiah Wood

Brothers and sisters -- do not pass this set by. This has been one of the most influential set of books for this aspiring theologian. This translation is the easiest to understand in plain English; it is the best of all the translations. It is a masterpiece; and outside of the Bible, the best theological work I have yet read (and am yet reading). I believe that every pastor -must- read this. For every lay person, it is beneficial; and it will not leave you the same after you have read it.

don't get any other translation

todd stevenson

This is simply the finest translation of Calvin's Insitutes. What makes this translation so good is the indexes of names, topics, and biblical verses....Mcneil's edition is tried and tested in this two volume set. It is a must have for anyone wanting to read Calvin in a durable hardcover edition. The indexes are invaluable in finding subjects that Calvin addresses. This is the one.