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Institutes of the Christian Religion, Book 1

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Institutes of the Christian Religion is John Calvin's seminal work on Protestant systematic theology. Highly influential in the Western world and still widely read by theological students today, it was published in Latin in 1536 and in his native French in 1541, with the definitive editions appearing in 1559 (Latin) and in 1560 (French).

The book was written as an introductory textbook on the Protestant faith for those with some learning already and covered a broad range of theological topics from the doctrines of church and sacraments to justification by faith alone and Christian liberty, and it vigorously attacked the teachings of those Calvin considered unorthodox, particularly Roman Catholicism to which Calvin says he had been "strongly devoted" before his conversion to Protestantism. The over-arching theme of the book – and Calvin's greatest theological legacy – is the idea of God's total sovereignty, particularly in salvation and election.

The Institutes are a primary reference for the system of doctrine adopted by the Reformed churches, usually called Calvinism.

Book One of the Institutes treats of the knowledge of God, considered as the Creator, Preserver, and Governor of the world, and of every thing contained in it. (Summary from Wikipedia & preface)

Book 2 may be found here: LINK
Book 3 may be found here: LINK
Book 4 may be found here: LINK (11 hr 12 min)

Chapters

01 - Prefatory Material and Introduction

10:38

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02 - Printer's Note, Original Translator's Preface

15:37

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03 - Prefatory Address

52:36

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04 - Epistle to Reader and Subject of Present Work

7:46

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05 - Epistle to Reader and Method and Arrangement

17:47

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06 - Book First: Argument

3:50

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07 - Knowledge of God and of Ourselves Mutually Connected

8:52

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08 - What It Is to Know God

9:32

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09 - Knowledge of God Naturally Implanted in the Human Mind

9:52

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10 - Knowledge of God Stifled or Corrupted

12:30

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11 - Knowledge of God Conspicuous in Creation

46:24

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12 - Need of Scripture as a Guide and Teacher

14:12

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13 - Testimony of the Spirit Necessary

20:12

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14 - Credibility of Scripture Sufficiently Proved

29:46

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15 - All the Principles of Piety Subverted by Fanatics

10:49

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16 - In Scripture, the True God Opposed, Exclusively

9:41

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17 - Impiety of Attributing a Visible Form to God, pt 1

25:32

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18 - Impiety of Attributing a Visible Form to God, pt 2

23:22

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19 - God Distinguished from Idols

12:18

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20 - Unity of the Divine Essence in Three Persons, pt 1

40:52

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21 - Unity of the Divine Essence in Three Persons, pt 2

35:14

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22 - Unity of the Divine Essence in Three Persons, pt 3

34:16

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23 - In the Creation of the World, and All Things in It, pt 1

28:06

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24 - In the Creation of the World, and All Things in It, pt 2

32:06

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25 - State in which Man Was Created

38:11

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26 - The World, Created by God, Still Cherished and Protected

38:34

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27 - Use to Be Made of the Doctrine of Providence, pt 1

27:21

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28 - Use to Be Made of the Doctrine of Providence, pt 2

26:50

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29 - The Instrumentality of the Wicked Employed by God

29:45

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