A Commentarie upon S. Paules Epistles to the Corinthians.

First edition in English of John Calvin's Commentarie upon S. Paules Epistles to the Corinthians

A Commentarie upon S. Paules Epistles to the Corinthians.

CALVIN, John.

$6,000.00

Item Number: 96188

London: Imprinted by Thomas Dawson for John Harison and George Byshop, 1577.

First edition in English of John Calvin’s commentaries on the Pauline Epistles. Octavo, bound in full speckled calf with raised bands to the spine, all edges red, rebacked. Title within architectual woodcut border, woodcut initials. In very good condition. First editions are rare.

One of the earliest extant Christian documents, the Pauline Epistles constitute thirteen books of the New Testament and are largely attributed to Paul the Apostle. As part of the canon of Christian theology and ethics, the Epistles offer an unprecedented insight into the beliefs and controversies of early Christianity. The Pauline epistles are usually placed between the Acts of the Apostles and the general epistles in modern editions of the New Testament. Most Greek manuscripts, however, place the General epistles first, and a few minuscules place the Pauline epistles at the end of the New Testament. French theologian and reformer John Calvin produced commentaries on most of the books of the Bible. He devoted four years in compiling his commentaries on the Pauline epistles before turning his attention to the general epistles which he dedicated to Edward of England.

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