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John Calvin's Commentary

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by christianyouth, Jul 17, 2006.

  1. christianyouth

    christianyouth New Member

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    I am thinking about ordering this, and I was wondering if anyone has heard of it or read it. Thanks. :)

    God Bless,
    Andy
     
  2. FERRON BRIMSTONE

    FERRON BRIMSTONE New Member

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    I have a few

    If you are interested in studying Calvins views, they are indespensible. If your purpose is Scripture study, Macarthurs Commentaries can't be beat.

    This is not a criticism of Calvin, I just find Macarthur's better organized and to the point.
     
  3. Ransom

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    John Calvin is one of the finest exegetes that Christianity has ever produced, and I never find reading his commentaries to be anything but profitable. Even his theological opponent, Jacob Arminius, had many complimentary things to say about Calvin's skill at interpreting the Bible.

    That being said, keep in mind that Calvin's works are nearly 500 years old and thus off the mark in many places; for example, today the dating of the Pauline epistles is based on some very different assumptions about the ancient world than were assumed in Calvin's day. That being said, the devotional quality of his work is top-shelf. Just don't read it uncritically.
     
  4. Joseph_Botwinick

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    Andy,

    Please allow me to save you some money. Unless you are doing this for academic purposes, if you are talking about Calvin's Institutes of the Christian Religion, you can read it online for free here.

    Joseph Botwinick
     
  5. 2BHizown

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    I recently ordered his devotional commentary on the Psalms. I didnt even know there was such a thing and I'm eagerly waiting for it. I already have Spurgeons Treasury of David and it is great! Anything by Calvin or Spurgeon is pure gold!
     
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    Speaking of the Treasury of David, here it is. Enjoy.

    Joseph Botwinick
     
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    And here is John Calvin's complete set of commentaries on the Bible.

    Joseph Botwinick
     
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    I am also enjoying reading John Owen's Book, "Of the Mortification of Sin in the Believers" here.

    I am also enjoying the classic sermon of the Great Awakening "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" by Jonathon Edwards here.

    Joseph Botwinick
     
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    Here is a link to some AW Pink.

    Joseph Botwinick
     
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    Here is some stuff from John Gill.

    Joseph Botwinick
     
  11. El_Guero

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    Calvin is one of the better excegetes out there. His commentaries and his Institutes will give you better insight into what he ACTUALLY believed than you will get from most people.

    Some books of the Bible were covered lightly.

    But, his work is solid & long. And that was without cut and paste . . .
     
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  12. christianyouth

    christianyouth New Member

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    Thank you Mr. Joseph, your the man! :)

    Really, these links will prove invaluable, atleast to give me a taste of what I am going to get.

    For some reason, I seem to study much better away from the computer, so I will be planning on ordering this set of books.

    You know, I havnt even considered buying McArthur's commentary, mainly because that is a name I am not too familiar with... From what I've read about it, it seems to be the best commentary on the market.

    Thank you for the reviews. I highly appreciate it! :)

    P.S. I have also been checking out the treasury of David by Charles Spurgeon, but it seems alittle intimidating, considering its a THREE VOLUME BOOK!

    God Bless,
    ANdy
     
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    Joseph , I like your taste in authors !
     
  14. 2BHizown

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    Yes, I certainly added some wonderful bookmarks today! Thanks Joseph!:thumbs:
     
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    Joseph is indeed de man....Thanks :)
     
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    NAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! Jesus Christ is Da Man. I am merely a lost sinner who was saved by his sovereign grace and who is being used to do his will.

    Joseph Botwinick
     
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    sorry about that guys... my post was written yesterday and only showed up today and simply repeated some info already given.... sorry for the duplication...
     
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    Humble, I like that.

    You have any links to G Cambell Morgan? I don't know what all he published but I like his commentary.
     
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