John Calvin


Contents Important Sections

Epistle to the Reader.Prefatory Address to King Francis I of France.

The entire work of the Institutes is one of the most important works of Protestant Christian Theology, but the following sections are of special importance to Christians and non-Christians alike.

Original Translators Preface. Thomas Norton. Method and Arrangement. By Gaspar Olevian.

BELIEF IN GOD IS BASIC.
Book I Chapter 3
DISCUSSION OF HUMAN NATURE.
Book I Chapter 15

Book I. The Knowledge of God the Creator.

KNOWLEDGE OF GOD WITHOUT FAITH IN CHRIST.
Book II Chapter 6

Book II. The Knowledge of God the Redeemer in Christ, First Disclosed to the Fathers under the Law, and Then to Us in the Gospel.

EXPOSITION OF THE TEN COMMANDMENTS.
Book II Chapter 8
WHAT IS FAITH?
Book III Chapter 2

Book III. The Way in Which we Receive the Grace of Christ: What Benefits Come to Us From It, and What Effects Follow.

THE CHRISTIAN LIFE.
Book III Chapter 6
Book III Chapter 7
Book III Chapter 8

Book IV. The External Means or Aids by Which God Invites Us Into the Society of Christ and Holds Us Therein.

JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH.
Book III Chapter 11
Book III Chapter 12
Book III Chapter 13
Book III Chapter 14
Book III Chapter 15

Index of the Entire Work.

Book III Chapter 16
Book III Chapter 17
Book III Chapter 18

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