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Augustine of Hippo, Institutes of the Christian Religion, John Calvin, Jonathan Edwards, On Christian Doctrine

>For your reading pleasure

>This post was inspired by part two of Nate Gilmour’s series Subjective, Objective, True. There is no doubt that these can be tough works to read but I think those of us who call ourselves “Reformed” need to make the effort (not that others would not benefit immensely as well). The works of these three giants contain a wealth of extremely valuable insights into Truth, Scripture, God, humankind, and more. As Nate demonstrated, these works can be a tremendous aid to us during our present time of epistemological reappraisal.

Jonathan Edwards
A Divine and Supernatural Light, Immediately Imparted to the Soul by the Spirit of God, Shown to be Both Scriptural and Rational Doctrine. A Sermon by Jonathan Edwards.

John Calvin
Institutes of the Christian Religion by John Calvin

Augustine of Hippo
On Christian Doctrine by Augustine of Hippo

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3 thoughts on “>For your reading pleasure

  1. >What about allegory, though? I’ve often seen “allegorical” used as a dirty word against enemies on the ‘net–the implication seems to be that allegory is simply a means of dodging the Scriptures.Yet it seems to be one of Augustine’s favorite modes of reading in dDC.

    Posted by Nathan P. Gilmour | August 4, 2007, 8:54 pm
  2. >I really enjoyed De Doctrina Christiana (On Christian Doctrine) by Augustine. It is easier to get through than Institutes. There are some great points in both, obviously, and they should be required reading for anyone interested in Reformed thought.Calvin is much more, shall we say, rigid in his presentation…but Augustine really seems to go across all bounds in his works.Great stuff btw…also if you’re looking for summer reading I’d start with Augustine, then go to Edwards, and finish it off with Calvin. Just a thought. Great poll.PJ

    Posted by Preachin Jesus | August 4, 2007, 3:39 am
  3. >Even though there are still some hours left on the poll, I’m going to go ahead and close it out. After 18 votes, here are the results:Have you ever read “A Divine and Supernatural Light” by J. Edwards, “The Institutes of the Christian Religion” by J. Calvin, or “On Christian Doctrine” by Augustine? Yes, for an assignment – 3 (16%) Yes, for pleasure reading – 4 (22%) No, but I’ve read other books by one or more of the authors – 6 (33%) No, I have not read anything by them – 7 (38%)

    Posted by Jeff Wright | August 2, 2007, 2:24 pm

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