The Institutes Of The Christian Religion is a landmark text in the history of Protestant Christianity, and is a crucial publication amidst the upheaval of the Reformation of the 16th century. Its influence upon the subsequent founding and organization of the Protestant churches was profound, and the work continues to be referenced by scholars and historians to this day. First published in Latin but soon translated to John Calvin's native French, this book is also responsible for a substantive refinement of Francophone linguistics.
Calvin designed his book with the assumption of a basic level of theological knowledge on the part of the reader; namely the tenets of Christianity, the doctrines of the Holy Bible and the central importance of the Lord Jesus Christ. Herein we discover a wide-ranging yet thorough text; readers are given a deep and measured explanation of Protestant doctrine, an identification of the differences which Protestantism has with the Holy Catholic church, the errors identified in Catholicism, and a call to action following the divine calling of Christ and God.
Many inspirations may be observed in the manner John Calvin writes this text: the sacramental elements and the observance of the faith emphasized by Martin Luther, and the establishment of the divine will as noted by Martin Bucer are present. Prior to the publication of this work, other, shorter books attempted to explain Protestant theology. None however possessed the thoroughness or scholarly distinction of Calvin's work, which became both popular and vital to the growth of Protestantism as a Christian movement.
Where other editions may omit, condense or otherwise abridge the words of John Calvin, this printing does no such thing. Based upon a 1581 reprint of Thomas Norton's original translation first published in 1561, we find here the original version of the English text in its entirety as published during John Calvin's lifetime. An extensive table of contents allows readers to navigate and reference the text, which is organized into the traditional four book format established in the 16th century.More info →
Set in Toronto and on Prince Edward Island early in the 20th century, this is the story of a young girl's dream. When Jane Stuart finds that the father she believed to be dead is in fact still alive, she longs to reunite her long-divided family. By the author of the "Anne of Green Gables" series.More info →
From the rear cover of this 256 page book: "In 1977, on the occasion of its 75th anniversary, The London Times Literary Supplement asked a number of prominent British writers to name the most underrated writer of the century. Only one author was named twice as having been too long neglected: Barbara Pym. Because of this, the late English novelist, whose books were out of fashion in the 1960s and early '70s, is now having a new popularity as a brilliant stylist whose comedies of manners have been compared to the works of Jane Austen." And from Ann Tyler's Foreword: "The three volumes assembled here - 'Excellent Women' and 'Jane and Prudence', her second and third novels respectively, and 'An Unsuitable Attachment', her seventh - combine to demonstrate all of Barbara Pym's favorite themes. These include an enduring respect for the modest so-called trivial details of life; a rueful amusement at the silliness between the sexes; ad more than a hint that women - especially sensible, virtuous, and independent women - are in many ways far stronger than men can ever hope to be, although the women wouldn't dream of letting them find that out."More info →
It is a truth universally acknowledged that Jane Austen is one of the literary giants of all time, and Jane Austen lovers will adore the modern design of this deluxe boxed gift set containing six of her most popular and iconic novels: Northanger Abbey, Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Mansfield Park, Persuasion, and Emma, complete and unabridged.
Each hardcover classic is bound in high-quality cloth, with embossed covers. The neon-pastel color scheme and contemporary designs (with matching color endsheets) make this Jane Austen Collection an instant collectible perfect for both long-time Austen fans, or for young adult readers who are just beginning to discover the genius of the famed English novelist.
All six editions fit handsomely into a matching hardcover slip-case, perfect for display in a treasured spot on the bookshelf of any "Janite" as the lovers of Austen are often called.
With movies out every year based on her stories, and her novels still in print more than 200 years later, this deluxe collection honors Jane Austen's literary greatness and makes an excellent gift for the Jane Austen reader.
ABOUT THE SERIES: The Arcturus Collector's Classics series are high-quality, clothbound box-sets of classic works of literature. With elegant embossed cover-designs and colored endpapers, these editions make wonderful gifts or collectibles to treasure forever.More info →