Wow! Calvin’s 1541 French Edition of the Institutes Now Available Online

Brilliant!  Thank you E-Rara!  And thank you PRDL for mentioning it!

This edition of the Institutes is unlike any other.  It’s the only edition originally composed in French, and it’s the only edition that was never translated into English until Elsie Anne McKee did it in 2009.  Put frankly, the 1541 edition is the best of the lot.  Yes, even superior to the final 1559 edition.

If you’ve not read the 1541 publication, do so.  Either in French or English.  Just do so.  You’ve no excuse why you can’t.

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