This summer I have the exciting privilege of walking with two young men through Calvin’s Institutes using the Beveridge edition, Douglas Wilson’s new work, A Study Guide to Calvin’s Institutes, and Anthony Lane’s, A Reader’s Guide to Calvin’s Institutes. I am eager to have my own theological axe whet as we go through the Institutes together. (I am not a Calvin or Institutes’ expert, so I will gain help from David Hall and Ford Lewis Battles.)
“Calvin is a cataract, a primeval forest, a demonic power, something directly down from the Himalayas, absolutely Chinese, strange, mythological; I lack completely the means, the suction cups, even to assimilate this phenomenon, not to speak of presenting it adequately . . . I could gladly and profitably set myself down and spend all the rest of my life just with Calvin.” – Karl Barth
About the Author
Douglas Wilson is the pastor of Christ Church, Moscow, Idaho, and editor of Credenda/Agenda magazine. He is the author of many books, including Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning, Reforming Marriage, and A Primer on Worship and Reformation. He is also co-author with Christopher Hitchens of Is Christianity Good for the World? He and his wife Nancy have three children and fifteen grandchildren.