This bit of Calvinpalooza takes the cake. The follow up to this volume might be the Insulin of the Christian Religion (HT: Justin Taylor).
Kevin DeYoung has a helpful post clarifying what Calvin actually says about the knowledge of God and ourselves. Calvin wasn’t indifferent. He doesn’t say that we can begin either with ourselves or with God.
II. His Theology of Consolation (1559 Institutes) In the previous installment we looked at the way Calvin read Paul’s epistles and how he drew from them a doctrine of consolation, of God’s presence with his people in Christ, by the Spirit, in . . . Continue reading →