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This is the brand new and definitive English-language edition of one of the vital monumental works of the Christian church.
About the Author
John T. McNeill used to be an ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church in Canada. He taught at Westminster Hall; Queen’s University, Ontario; Knox College, Toronto; the University of Chicago; and Union Theological Seminary, New York. McNeill authored many books, and used to be one of the vital general editors of The Library of Christian Classics.
That is the definitive English-language edition of one of the vital monumental works of the Christian church. All previous editions–in Latin, French, German, and English–have been collated; references and notes have been verified, corrected, and expanded; and new bibliographies have been added.The translation preserves the rugged strength and vividness of Calvin’s writing, but also conforms to brand new English and renders heavy theological terms in simple language. The result is a translation that achieves a high degree of accuracy and on the same time is eminently readable.Long recognized for the quality of its translations, introductions, explanatory notes, and indexes, the Library of Christian Classics provides scholars and students with brand new English translations of one of the vital most significant Christian theological texts in history. Through these works–each and every written prior to the end of the sixteenth century–latest readers may be able to engage the ideas that have shaped Christian theology and the church through the centuries.