The name of John Calvin is frequently associated with the doctrine of predestination. Published in 1552 to counteract the criticisms and contrary views being taught by others, this work shows Calvin rigorously defending his controversial position. Readers will witness Calvin masterfully arguing his points, wrestling with the scriptures, and fully engaged in the rough-and-tumble polemical world of sixteenth-century theological debate.This edition features a superb introduction by translator J.K.S. Reid, which sets the work in its historical context and provides a responsible analysis of Calvin's views.
John Calvin (1509-1564) was a major theologian of the Reformation period. He is known especially for his highly influential theological work, Institutes of the Christian Religion.