“John Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion: A Biography” by Bruce Gordon

Friday, 30 Jun 2017

The new Lives of Great Religious Books series from Princeton University Press aims to “recount the complex and fascinating histories of important religious texts”—biographies of books, in other words, not specifically authors. The books featured thus far have been chosen “for general readers,” and the biographies are written by “leading authors and experts.” Notable offerings in the history of Christianity include biographies of Augustine’s Confessions by Garry Wills, Thomas Aquinas’s Summa theologiae by the eminent historian Bernard McGinn, C. S. Lewis’s Mere Christianity by evangelical scholar George ...

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