“Blogging the Institutes” Updates

Catch up posts for Reformation21 “Blogging the Institutes”  — we are really enjoying this study!

Blogging The Institutes

Blog 16: 1.9.3 – 1.11.1

It is characteristic of Calvin’s theology in general and of his Institutes in particular to give strong affirmation to the person and work of the Holy Spirit.  Generally speaking, Calvin does not do this by treating the Third Person of…
Posted January 26, 2009 @ 12:00 PM by Phil Ryken

Blog 15: 1.8.10 – 1.9.2

Calvin skilfully weaves themes together like strands of thread.  Faith  appears in connection with the self-authentication of Scripture, then disappears from view, returning in Book III. Word and Spirit come together, and then come together again. This style is partly…
Posted January 23, 2009 @ 12:14 PM by Paul Helm

Blog 14: 1.8.2 – 1.8.9

We noted earlier the distinction Calvin draws between certainty and opinion. The Holy Spirit brings about the certain conviction that Scripture is the Word of God, whereas the testimony of the church can only help us to form the opinion…
Posted January 22, 2009 @ 9:47 AM by Paul Helm

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