Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Theological Guide to Calvin's Institute
David Hall & Peter Liliback (Ed)(2008) Theological Guide to Calvin's Institutes: Essays and Analysis, Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R Publishing
One of John Calvin's greatest legacy is his book, Institutes of the Christian Religion. In its final edition (1559), it was a great piece of writing in systematic theology. This year, the 500 anniversary of his birth, one of the Calvin 500 project was to engage and update the Institutes.
The contributors of this book is a formidable list of who's who of Reformed theologians. (Why is there no female?) Each is a specialist in Calvin's Institute. It is a pleasure to read as each engages with the Institute with his expertise and context.
This book is an excellent example of the motto of the Reformed tradition, Reformed and always reforming.