Battles, Ford Lewis
One of the popular courses at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary during the late sixties and through the seventies was a seminar on Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion, taught by Dr. Ford Lewis Battles. The seminar not only afforded students the opportunity to rub shoulders with one of the world’s foremost Calvin scholars, but equipped students to think historically, systematically, and, in the best sense of the word, pastorally.
As chapters of this Analysis emerged, many students in the Calvin seminar and related courses requested reprints and found them to be of assistance as they made their way through the Institutes. Clergy and laypersons have also found the Analysis extremely helpful. It is a pleasure to see this work in print so that those who wish to delve into the roots of the Reformation may have a guide and, as it were, a road map.
Table of Contents:
Book One: The Knowledge of God the Creator
Book Two: The Knowledge of God the Redeemerin Christ, First Disclosed to the Fathers Under the Law, and Then to Us in the Gospel
Book Three: The Way in Which We Receive the Grace of Christ: What Benefits Come to Us from It, and What Effects Follow
Book Four: The External Means or Aids by Which God Invites Us into the Society of Christ and Holds Us Therein