For the First Time in English

This volume is certainly cause for rejoicing.

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9 Comments

  1. Gil said,

    February 2, 2008 at 3:06 pm

    WTS Bookstore, offers the first sermon free to read. Were these sermons translated from Dutch instead of French?

  2. greenbaggins said,

    February 2, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    I don’t think Calvin knew Dutch. The original was in French, almost certainly. Why do you ask?

  3. Gil said,

    February 2, 2008 at 5:45 pm

    Because of this found in the Table of Contents;

    Translated from
    Sermons on the Acts of the Apostles,
    edited by Willem Balke and Wilhelmus H. Th. Moehn,
    Supplementa Calviniana, volume 8
    (Neukirchen-Vluyn:
    Neukirchener Verlag des Erziehungsvereins,
    1994

  4. greenbaggins said,

    February 2, 2008 at 6:50 pm

    Well, the Supplementa Calviniana is Latin, and the publisher name is German. But that doesn’t tell us about the original language. Welcome to today’s publishing world! ;-)

  5. February 2, 2008 at 6:59 pm

    Forgive me for putting a dampner on things, but wouldn’t it have been better to publish sermons on books which he did not write a commentary on?

  6. greenbaggins said,

    February 2, 2008 at 7:13 pm

    Yes, and I’ve already said this on the PB. However, it is still wonderful to have something that Calvin wrote that hasn’t been translated yet.

  7. Gil said,

    February 2, 2008 at 7:29 pm

    I agreed! Sermons from John Calvin like on the book of Revelation or at least a modern/updated translation on Job.

  8. February 3, 2008 at 6:00 am

    Calvin never did anything on Revelation – he did not understand it (wise man!).

  9. GLW Johnson said,

    February 3, 2008 at 10:18 am

    Emanuel Stickelberger, in his very readable book simply entitled CALVIN ( translated by D.G. Gelzer with a foreword by Philip E. Hughes and published by James Clarke& Co.,LTD in 1959) tell the horrifying account of how a full wagon of Calvin’s transcribed sermons were sold as bulk paper shortly after his death. I started to shake when I first read that.


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