John Calvin: Recommended Resources

Reprint of Original Edition of Institutes: Eerdmans Publishing Co. (Grand Rapids, Michigan) advises they are re-issuing the first edition of Calvin’s Institutes in book form.

Radio Drama: Moody Broadcasting Network produced a series of radio dramas on Calvin as part of their STORIES OF GREAT CHRISTIANS program. It is available on eight audio cassettes. For information write: Moody Broadcasting Network Tape Ministry, 820 N. LaSalle Dr., Chicago, IL 60610.

Documentary Films: E.O. Television of Holland has produced a documentary film introducing the life, career, and teachings of Calvin. It is being adapted for English language audiences by Gateway Films, Box A, Lansdale, PA 19446. Release date to be announced.



Calvin, John. Calvin: Theological Treatises. Edited by J.K.S. Reid. Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1954.

Calvin’s New Testament Commentaries. 12 vols. Edited by David W. Torrance and Thomas F. Torrance. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1972.

Institutes of the Christian Religion. 2 vols. Edited by John T. McNeill. Translated by Ford Lewis Battles. [vols. 20 and 21 in the Library of Christian Classics.] Philadelphia: The Westminster Press, 1960.

Selected Works of John Calvin: Tracts and Letters. 7 vols. Edited by Henry Beveridge and Jules Bonnet. Reprint edition, Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1983.


Bratt, John, ed. The Heritage of John Calvin. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1973.

Hoogstra, Jacob T., ed. John Calvin: Contemporary Prophet. Philadelphia: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Co., 1959.

Klooster, Fred H. Calvin’s Doctrine of Predestination. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1977.

Kuyper, Abraham. Lectures on Calvinism. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1931.

McNeiII, John T. The History and Character of Calvinism. Oxford: University Press, 1954.

Meeter, H. Henry. The Basic Ideas of Calvinism. Grand Rapids: Guardian Press, 1973. 5th edition.

Murray, John. Calvin on Scripture and Divine Sovereignty. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1960.

Parker, T.H.L. John Calvin: A Biography. Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1975.

Peterson, Robert A. Calvin’s Doctrine of the Atonement. Phillipsburg: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Co., 1983.

Reid, W. Stanford, ed. John Calvin: His Influence in the Western World. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1982.

Warfield, B.B. Calvin and Augustine. Philadelphia: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Co., 1974.

Wendel, Francois. Calvin: The Origins and Development of His Religious Thought. Translated by Philip Mairet. London: Collins, 1963.

By the Editors

[Christian History originally published this article in Christian History Issue #12 in 1986]

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