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 Institutio Christianae religionis
(1,800 words)

InstitutioInstitution de la religion chrétienne

'The Institutes'

John Calvin

Date: 1536-60

Original Language: French


The Institutio is a theological treatise. It went through five major Latin revisions, the first of which appeared in 1536 (the other major Latin editions appeared in 1539, 1554, 1550 and 1559). There was no French translation of the 1536 Institutio, but most of the later editions were translated into French, the definitive translation being the 1560 Institution de…

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Balserak, Jon, “ Institutio Christianae religionis”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 23 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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