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The Piety of John Calvin

Estimate of Calvin's Character

Estimate of Calvin's Work

Prayers of John Calvin
From Calvin's Lectures on Hosea

Commentary on Romans 8:28-30 

John Calvin Sermons
(1509 - 1564)

(1) The Salvation of All Men - 1Timothy 2:4

The Mystery of Godliness - 1Timothy 3:16

The Call to Witness - 2Timothy 1:8, 9

The Doctrine of Election - 2Timothy 1:9, 10

Pure Preaching of the Word - 2Timothy 2:16 – 18

The Word Our Only Rule - Titus 1: 15, 16

Sermons on Galatians

Galatians 1:6–8  "On Perverting the Gospel of Christ

Galatians 2:15–16  "Justification is by Grace Alone"

Galatians 3:11–12  "We All Stand Condemned by the Law"

Galatians 3:13–18  "When Curse Becomes Blessing"

Galatians 3:19–20  "The Many Functions of God's Timeless Law"

Galatians 3:21–25  "Assessing the Degrees of Faith

Galatians 4:21–26  "Freedom From the Bondage of the Law"

Galatians 4:26–31  "On Discerning on Who Belongs to the True Church"

Galatians 5:1–3  "Absolved Only Through the Sacrifice of Jesus Christ"

Galatians 5:19–23  "The Spirituality of the Law"

Galatians 6:12–13  "Ravening Wolves Who Wreak Havoc"

Galatians 6:14–18  "On Glorying Only in the Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ"

Sermons on Ephesians

(1) Ephesians 1:1–3
Ephesians 1:3, 4
Ephesians 1:4–6
Ephesians 1:7–10
Ephesians 1:13, 14
Ephesians 1:15–18
Ephesians 1:17, 18
Ephesians 1:19–23


·On the Christian Life John Calvin
·The Law & The Gospel
 Martin Luther

The Christian In Complete Armor   William Gurnall
Foxe's Book of Martyrs
The Authority & Inspiration of the Scriptures Benjamin B. Warfield
Christianity & Liberalism J. Gresham Machen
Development of the Doctrine of Predestination
Herman Bavinck

Summary of Christian Doctrine
Louis Berkhof

The Beauties of Boston Thomas Boston
The Complete Works of John Bunyan
John Bunyan

·The Marrow of Modern Divinity Edward Fisher
The Reign of Grace
by Abraham Booth

·The Christian's Great Interest William Guthrie  
The Covenant of Grace
Charles Hodge

John Calvin: Institutes of the Christian Religion

Calvin's Commentaries The complete text of Calvin's commentaries online.

John Calvin (1509-1564) by B. G. Armstrong
Calvin, Dordt and Westminster on Predestination:
A Comparative Study by John Murray
John Calvin and Missions:A Historical Study Scott J. Simmons **
Calvin on the Sovereignty of God by John Murray
He discusses Calvin's thoughts on predestination, election, reprobation; their relation to the Fall, and of course that infamous charge that to hold to such views must conclude that God is the "Author of sin".
John Calvin—From Birth to Strassburg (1509—1541) by Dr. Jack L. Arnold
John Calvin — From Second Reform in Geneva to Death by Dr. Jack L. Arnold
Another Side of John Calvin by Dr. Jack L. Arnold
The Theology of the Reformers and the Anabaptists by Dr. Jack L. Arnold
John Calvin and his Missionary Enterprise by Erroll Hulse
John Calvin Leads Geneva Reform by CHI
Calvin and Servetus by William Wileman
Calvin and Servetus by Matthew Gross
Was Calvin a tyrant who had those with whom he disagreed executed?
John Calvin's Views on Worship by Dr Robert Godfrey
Calvin And Calvinism by Paul Hoole
Calvin's Controversies by Richard Gamble

“John Calvin's Position on the Atonement” by Paul Helm
In this pioneering study Paul Helm shows that the substantial claims that Dr. Kendall makes over the alleged theological departures from Calvin, about the relation between the death and intercession of Christ and the character of saving faith and conversion, cannot be supported from Calvin, but rest on distortions and misunderstandings.
The Doctrine of Election by John Calvin
Why Calvin Is Cool An Infomercial for Calvinism by Michael Spencer
Legal Rather than Evangelical Knowledge: Calvin on the Limits of Natural Theology
By Michael S. Horton

Calvin's Calvinism (on Predestination)
Calvin of Free Will
The Arguments Usually Alleged In Support Of Free Will Refuted
But Spiritual Discernment is Wholly Lost Until we are Regenerated by John Calvin
Conversion of the Will is the Effect of Divine Grace Inwardly Bestowed by John Calvin

Blessed Are They Whose Iniquity is Forgiven by John Calvin
Salvation for us. by John Calvin
Select Prayers & Devotions by John Calvin
Of Christian Liberty by John Calvin
Of Justification by Faith by John Calvin
The Call to Witness by John Calvin
When Mercy Obliterates Unrighteousness by John Calvin
Calvin's Calvinism Treatises on the Eternal Predestination of God the Secret Providence of God by John Calvin
Christ rightly and properly said to have merited grace and salvation for us by John Calvin
The Lord's Supper by John Calvin
Short Treatise on the Lord's Supper by John Calvin
Heads of Agreement on the Lord's Supper by John Calvin
Of the Popish Mass. How it not only Profanes, but Annihilates the Lord's Supper by John Calvin
Of the Sacraments by John Calvin
Calvin On Election
A Reformation Debate
Cardinal Sadolet's "Letter of Concern" and the Response by John Calvin (1539)
Antidote to the Sixth Session of the Council of Trent on the Doctrine of Justification by John Calvin (1547)

Christ Merits Grace & Salvation by John Calvin
Free Will Refuted by John Calvin
Letter to the Pope by John Calvin
Of Original Sin by John Calvin
On The Christian Life by John Calvin
Prayer by John Calvin
Redemption to be Sought in Christ Alone
by John Calvin
The Necessity of Reforming The Church
by John Calvin
The Sanctity of Marriage (Part 1) Deuteronomy 22:25-30 by John Calvin (.pdf)
The Sanctity of Marriage (Part 2) Deuteronomy 22:25-30 by John Calvin (.pdf)
Calvin Speaks - A Vast Number of Articles by John Calvin in .pdf format


Sola Scriptura by A.A. Hodge
Calvin's Doctrine of the Assurance of Faith a pastoral theology of certainty
by Dr. David B. McWilliams
Essential facts about John Calvin, as well as a very extensive reading list!
John Calvin's Doctrine of Election by Rev. Bryn MacPhail
John Calvin: Infant Baptism by Rev. Bryn MacPhail
Calvin And Calvinism by Paul Hoole
Calvin the Soul Winner by Colin Maxwell
Will the Real John Calvin Please Stand Up? John Calvin and the Free Offer of the Gospel by Colin Maxwell
Calvin And The Bible B.B. Warfield
Calvin And The Reformation
B.B. Warfield
The Theology of John Calvin by Benjamin B. Warfield
John Calvin The Theologian
B.B. Warfield
Calvin & The Law-Gospel Hermeneutic by Michael Horton
Calvin and Trent on the Causes of Justification R. Scott Clark
Biography of John Calvin by Bob Burridge

Grace & Salvation: How Christ is rightly and properly said to have merited grace and
Calvin and Arminius
Index of Calvin Bibliography: The Calvin Bibliography consists of citations to articles, book chapters, book reviews and books pertaining to John Calvin and his influence. The items cited for a given year are those added to the collection during that year.

Calvin on the Necessity of Prayer

"...We clearly see how destitute and devoid of all good things man is, and how he lacks all aids to salvation. Therefore, if he seeks resources to succor him in his need, he must go outside himself and get them elsewhere....But after we have been instructed by faith to recognize that whatever we need and whatever we lack is in God, and in our Lord Jesus Christ, in whom the Father willed all the fullness of his bounty to abide [cf. Col. 1:19; John 1:16] so that we may all draw from it as from an overflowing spring, it remains for us to seek in him, and in prayers to ask of him, what we have learned to be in him."    Calvin, 'Institutes of the Christian Religion', III.xx.1

A Simple Explanation of Monergism by John Hendryx
Monergism simply means that it is God who gives ears to hear and eyes to see. It is God alone who gives illumination and understanding of His word that we might believe; It is God who raises us from the dead, who circumcises the heart; unplugs our ears; It is God alone who can give us a new sense that we may, at last, have the moral capacity to behold His beauty and unsurpassed excellency. "In theology, [monergism is] the doctrine that the Holy Spirit is the only efficient agent in regeneration [the new birth] - that the human will possesses no inclination to holiness until regenerated [born again], and therefore cannot cooperate in regeneration."




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