Tracts & Treatises

 

The 7-volume Tracts and Treatises of John Calvin collection helps modern readers understand Calvin’s role in shaping the Reformation and his lasting influence as the key thinker of Reformed theology. These 28 treatises—written by Calvin, his contemporaries, his supporters, and his detractors—expose and illuminate the emergence of Reformed theology as a legitimate movement during the sixteenth century. They contain important debates on idolatry and images in worship, the sacraments, predestination, God’s sovereignty, and dozens of other topics. This collection also includes Calvin’s preface to the 1550 Geneva Bible.

The Tracts and Treatises of John Calvin also contains the 3-volume Tracts of the Reformation, first published in English by the Calvin Translation Society. This series includes the biography of Calvin written by Theodore Beza—an influential Reformer in his own right.

What’s more, the Logos edition of the John Calvin Sermons and Letters Collection contains extensive tagging and linking. All Scripture references display the verse on mouseover, and each reference is linked to the original language texts and English Bible translations in your library. With Logos, you can also perform advanced searches—searching Calvin’s tracts and treatises by passage or topic. That makes the Logos edition of the Tracts and Treatises of John Calvin ideal for historians, theologians, and Calvin scholars.

Key Features Included

  • Life of John Calvin, by Theodore Beza and translated by Henry Beveridge
  • 12 treatises on the sacraments
  • Calvin’s preface to the 1550 Geneva Bible
  • Treatises on the Council of Trent

Electronic Titles Included

  • Tracts Relating to the Reformation. Vol. 1. Translated by Henry Beveridge. Edinburgh: Calvin Translation Society, 1844. 352 pp.
    • Life of John Calvin, by Theodore Beza
    • Letter by James Sadolet, a Roman Cardinal, to the Senate and People of Geneva
    • Reply by John Calvin to Letter by Cardinal Sadolet to the Senate and People of Geneva
    • Articles Agreed Upon by the Faculty of Sacred Theology of Paris
    • The Necessity of Reforming the Church
    • A Paternal Admonition by the Roman Pontiff, Paul III, to the Most Invincible Emperor, Charles V
    • Remarks on the Letter of Pope Paul III
    • An Admonition, Showing the Advantages which Christendom Might Derive from an Inventory of Relics
  • Tracts Relating to the Reformation. Vol. 2. Translated by Henry Beveridge. Edinburgh: Calvin Translation Society, 1849. 592 pp.
    • Catechism of the Church of Geneva
    • Forms of Prayer
    • Form of Administering the Sacraments
    • Visitation of the Sick
    • Brief Confession of Faith
    • Confession of Faith of the Reformed Churches of France
    • Short Treatise on the Lord’s Supper
    • Mutual Consent as to the Sacraments
    • Second Defense of the Sacraments
    • Last Admonition to Joachim Westphal
    • True Partaking of the Flesh and Blood of Christ
    • Best Method of Concord on the Sacraments
  • Tracts Relating to the Reformation. Vol. 3. Translated by Henry Beveridge. Edinburgh: Calvin Translation Society, 1851. 521 pp.
    • Canons and Decrees of the Council of Trent, with the Antidote
    • Adultero-German Interim, with Calvin’s Refutation
    • The True Method of Reforming the Church and Healing Her Divisions
    • The Sinfulness of Outward Conformity to Romish Rites
    • Psychopannychia; Or the Soul’s Imaginary Sleep between Death and Judgment
  • Calvin’s Aphorisms and Letter to Francis the First: In Defense of the Reformation. London: Whittaker, 1844. 89 pp.
  • Christ, the End of the Law. Translated by Thomas Weedon. London: William Cegg, 1801. 56 pp.
  • A Treatise on the Eternal Predestination of God. Vol. 1 of Calvin’s Calvinism. Translated by Henry Cole. London: Wertheim and Macintosh, 1856. 192 pp.
  • A Defense of the Secret Providence of God. Vol. 2 of Calvin’s Calvinism. Translated by Henry Cole. London: Wertheim and Macintosh, 1857. 148 pp.

Additional Information

  • Title: Tracts and Treatises of John Calvin
  • Author: John Calvin
  • 7 volumes
  • 1,950 pages

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