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Commentary on Genesis

Title

Commentary on Genesis

Creator

John Calvin

Files

Document Type

Original text

Keywords

Bible, Genesis, Calvin, commentary

Brief Description

[Printed in London] This copy of John Calvin’s Commentary on Genesis, with its original leather covers, is an English translation from the Latin, published after Calvin’s death in 1564. This copy has almost 130 pages of hand-written text filling in missing pages of the printed text. Someone valued Calvin’s work highly enough to make sure he had a complete copy of this book.

Context

John Calvin, along with Martin Luther, is considered to be among the most significant forces in the Protestant Reformation. Working out of France and Switzerland, he is the author of the most famous theological book ever published, theInstitutes of Christian Religion. No theology book has ever been more loved or hated. His doctrines of the sovereignty of God in predestinating the fate of all believers, commonly referred to as Calvinism, are among the most hotly debated in the history of Christianity. Do we choose God or does He choose us? The correct answer is absolutely essential to a proper understanding of the nature of God and His relationship with all humanity. John Calvin's Institutes, first published in Latin in 1536, is the definitive reference work on the subject. Calvin also authored many other books, including volumes of commentaries on most of the books of the Bible, all of which are still in print today. He was also the primary person behind the publication of the famous protestant English Bible, the Geneva Bible, first published in 1560 in Switzerland.

Language

English

Publisher of the Original

J. Harison and G. Bishop

Location

London, England

Publication Date of the Original

1578

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