The Works of John Calvin

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This microform collection includes the complete works of Calvin in the original editions and in their original languages. Works of Calvin covering three areas: The Institution of the Christian Religion in the Latin editions of 1536, 1539, 1543, 1550 and 1559, and the French editions of 1541, 1545, 1551 and 1560; the polemical and didactic treatises; and Calvin as commentator: the Biblical commentaries and lessons of Calvin supplemented by sermons.

I. The Institutio
II. Treatises
III. Commentaries, lessons and sermons

I. The Institutio

Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564.

Christianæ religionis institutio, totam fere pietatis summam, et quicquid est in doctrina salutis cognitu necessarium, complectens: omnibus pietatis studiosis lectu dignissimum opus, ac recens editum. Præfatio ad Christianissimum regem Franciæ, qua hic ei liber pro confessione fidei offertur. Joanne Calvino Noviodunensi autore. Ed.1. Basileæ: Per Thomam Platterum et Balthasarem Lasium, 1536. 514, [6] pp. [BC-36/1]

Geneva MHR: A 12(36).

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Order no. CL-3/1

Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564.

Institutio christianæ religionis, in libros quatuor nunc primum digesta, certisque distincta capitibus, ad aptissimam methodum: aucta etiam tam magna accessione ut propemodum opus novum haberi possit. Johanne Calvino authore. Ed.8. Genevæ: Robert Estienne, 1559. [16], 564, [28] pp. [BC-59/4]

Geneva BPU: Bc 64*.

Definitive in 4 books. 80 chapters.

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Order no. CL-14/1

Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564.

Institutio christianæ religionis nunc vere demum suo titulo respondens. Autore Joanne Calvino, Noviodunensi. Cum indice locupletissimo. Ed.2. Argentorati: Per Wendelinum Rihelium, 1539. [24], 434, [4] pp. [BC-39/4]

Geneva BPU: Bc 60.

Revised . 17 chapters.

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Order no. CL-13/1

Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564.

Institutio christianæ religionis nunc vere demum suo titulo respondens. Authore Joanne Calvino. Joannes Sturmius. Joannes Calvinus homo accutissimo judicio ... Ed.3. Argentorati: Per Wendelinum Rihelium, 1543. [44], 505, [3] pp. [BC-43/5]

Geneva BPU: Bc 61.

One quarter of the text is new.

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Order no. CL-41/1

Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564.

Institutio totius christianæ religionis, nunc ex postrema authoris recognitione, quibusdam locis auctior, infinitis vero castigatior. Joanne Calvino authore. Additi sunt indices duo locupletissimi. Unus rerum insignium: alter vero locorum omnium, quos partim ex sacris bibliis, partim ex aliis theologiæ doctoribus, author, tanquam ex divite penu, in suum usum vel apte transtulit, vel docte interpretatus est. Singula operis huius capita, (in hoc memoriæ tuæ consultum cupientes lector) numeris ad marginem distinximus. Catechismum præterea, Institutionis huius veluti epitomem, magno piorum consensu huic operi annectere nobis visum est. Ed.5. Genevæ: Ex officina Joannis Gerardi, 1550. [32], 735, [81] pp. [BC-50/16]

Geneva BPU: Bc 3318.

Extensive revision of 1543 , introducing division of chapters into numbered paragraphs, and adding copious indices.

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Order no. CL-42/1

Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564.

Institution de la religion chrestienne: composée en latin par Jean Calvin, et translatée en françois par luymesme, et puis de nouveau reveuë et augmentée: en laquelle est comprinse une somme de toute la chrestienté. Avec la preface adressée au Roy: par laquelle ce present livre luy est offert pour confession de foy. Semblablement y sont adjoustées deux tables: l'une des passages de l'Escriture, que læautheur expose en ce livre: læautre des matieres principales contenues en iceluy. Ed.3. Geneve: Par Jean Gerard, 1551. [28], 648, [44] pp. [BC-51/11]

Geneva BPU: Bc 62 Rés.

Translated from the 1550 . Adopts the numbered paragraphs of the 1550 Latin .

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Order no. CL-44/1

Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564.

Institution de la religion chrestienne: composée en latin par Jehan Calvin, et translatée en francoys par luymesme: en laquelle est comprise une somme de toute la chrestienté. Avec la preface adressée au Roy: par laquelle ce present livre luy est offert pour confession de foy. Ed.2. Geneve: Jehan Girard, 1545. [36], 1027, [25] pp. [BC-45/6]

BVU: XC.00400.

Translated from 3 of Latin.

Missing: Title page.

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Order no. CL-43/1

Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564.

Institution de la religion chrestienne: en laquelle est comprinse une somme de pieté, et quasi tout ce qui est necessaire a congnoistre en la doctrine de salut. Composée en latin par Jean Calvin, et translatée en françois, par luymesme. Avec la preface addressée au treschrestien Roy de France, Françoys premier de ce nom: par laquelle ce present livre luy est offert pour confession de foy. Ed.1. [Geneva: Michel Du Bois], 1541. [44], 822, [2] pp. [BC-41/3]

Geneva BPU: Bc 2485 Rés.

Translated from Ed.2 of Latin. 17 chapters.

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Order no. CL-15/1

Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564. 

Institution de la religion chrestienne. Nouvellement mise en quatre livres: et distinguée par chapitres, en ordre et methode bien propre: augmentée aussi de tel accroissement, quæon la peut presque estimer un livre nouveau. Ed.7. Geneve: Chez Jean Crespin, 1560. [20], 684, [40] pp. [BC-60/8]

Geneva BPU: Bc 69 Rés.

Translated from definitive 1559 Latin. 4 books; 80 chapters.

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Order no. CL-16/1

II. Treatises

Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564.

Acta synodi tridentinæ. Cum antidoto. Ed.1. [Geneva: Jean Girard], 1547. 288 pp. [BC-47/3]

Geneva BPU: BC 2484.

Reproduces and criticizes the decrees of the Council of Trent, sessions of 1545-1547. French translation in 1548, probably by Calvin himself.

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Order no. CL-27/1

Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564.

Les actes de la journee imperiale, tenue en la cité de Regespourg, aultrement dicte Ratispone, læan mil cinq cens quarante et un, sur les differens qui sont aujourdhuy en la Religion. Desquelz læinventoire sera recité en la paige suyvante. Ed.1. [Geneva: Jean Girard], 1541. [208] f. [BC-41/1]

Geneva BPU: Ba 3028 Rés.

The Acts of the Ratisbon Colloquy were published in Latin by Bucer and in German by Melanchthon. Calvin provided a French version, adding to the official report his own comments drawing attention to the eirenical stance of the Protestant representatives.

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Order no. CL-19/1

Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564.   

Les Actes du Concile de Trente: avec le remede contre la poison. Ed.1. [Geneva: Jean Girard], 1548. 347, [5] pp. [BC-48/3]

Geneva BPU: Bc 849.

Translated from the Latin of 1547. The freedom of the translation suggests that it is by Calvin himself.

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Order no. CL-51/1

Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564.

Admonitio paterna Pauli III. Romani Pontificis ad invictiss. Cæsarem Carolum V. qua eum castigat, quod se Lutheranis præbuerit nimis facilem: deinde quod tum in cogenda synodo, tum in definiendis fidei controversiis aliquid potestatis sibi sumpserit. Cum scholiis. Ed.1. [Basle: Robert Winter], 1545. 86, [10] pp. [BC-45/13]

Geneva BPU: Ba 1489**(3).

Reproduces a letter from Pope Paul III to Charles V reproaching the latter with concessions made to the Protestants. Calvin adds comments.

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Order no. CL-48/1

Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564.

Advertissement contre l'astrologie, quæon appelle judiciaire: et autres curiositez qui regnent aujourd'huy au monde. Ed.1. Geneve: Jean Girard, 1549. 55, [1] pp. [BC-49/2]

Wf: 287.12.

Attack on astrology as contrary to divine providence.

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Order no. CL-76/1

Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564.

Advertissement sur la censure qu'ont faicte les Bestes de Sorbonne, touchant les livres qu'ilz appellent heretiques. Ed.1. [Geneva: Jean Girard], 1544. [16] f. [BC-44/3]

Geneva BPU: Bc 2543 Rés.

Reply to the first published Index of censured books from the Paris Faculty of Theology.

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Order no. CL-23/1

Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564.

Advertissement tresutile du grand proffit qui reviendroit ? la Chrestienté s'il se faisoit inventoire de tous les corps sainctz, & reliques, qui sont tant en Italie, qu'en France, Allemaigne, Hespaigne, & autres Royaumes et pays. Ed.1. Geneva: Jean Girard, 1543. 110, [2] pp. [BC-43/2]

Zurich ZB: XVIII.2002(4).

Calvin's most popular treatise, with 7 further s in French, during his lifetime, and translations into Latin, German and English.

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Order no. CL-73/1

Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564.

Appendix libelli adversus Interim adultero-germanum, in qua refutat Joannes Calvinus censuram quandam typographi ignoti de parvulorum sanctificatione, et muliebri baptismo. Ed.1. [Genevæ: Jean Girard], 1550. [24] f. [BC-50/1]

Geneva MHR: A 50(49).

Refutation of a criticism of Calvin's Interim adultero-germanum, added to some copies of the 1549 Interim.

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Order no. CL-7/1

Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564.

Les articles de la sacrée Faculté de Theologie de Paris, concernans nostre foy et religion chrestienne, et forme de prescher. Avec le remede contre la poison. Ed.1. [Geneva: Jean Girard], 1544. 99, [5] pp. [BC-44/4]

Geneva BPU: Bc 848 Rés. (4).

Translated from Latin of the same year. Considerable liberties taken with the French translation: this suggests it was done by Calvin himself.

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Order no. CL-47/1

Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564.

Articuli a facultate sacræ theologiæ parisiensi determinati super materiis fidei nostræ hodie controversis. Cum antidoto. Ed.1. [Genevæ: Jean Girard], 1544. 79, [1] pp. [BC-44/6]

Geneva MHR: A 50(49)b3.

Reply to the 26 Articles of faith published by the Paris theologians in 1543.

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Order no. CL-6/1

Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564.

Brevis admonitio Joannis Calvini ad fratres Polonos, ne triplicem in Deo essentiam pro tribus personis imaginando, tres sibi Deos fabricent. Ed.1. Genevæ: Ex officina Francisci Perrini, 1563. 16 pp. [BC-63/4]

Geneva MHR: A 67(52)5.

Warning to Polish Protestants against anti-trinitarian ideas.

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Order no. CL-12/1

Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564.

Brevis responsio Joannis Calvini, ad diluendas nebulonis cuiusdam calumnias, quibus doctrinam de æterna Dei prædestinatione foedare conatus est. Ed.1. Geneva: Excudit Crispinus, 1557. 27, [5] pp. [BC-57/2]

Geneva BPU: Ba 2110(6) Rés.

Calvin's reply to a (lost) work which he believed was by Castellio, but the latter denied it.

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Order no. CL-36/1

Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564.

Brieve instruction, pour armer tous bons fideles contre les erreurs de la secte commune des anabaptistes. Ed.1. Geneve: Par Jehan Girard, 1544. 190 pp. [BC-44/7]

Geneva BPU: Bc 3320 Rés.

Refutation of Balthazar Hubmaier, Du baptême chrétien des croyants, at the request of Farel.

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Order no. CL-24/1

Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564.

Brieve resolution sur les disputes qui ont esté de nostre temps quant aux sacremens, contenant l'approbation de l'Accord faict par ci devant entre les ministres et pasteurs des Eglises de Zurich et Geneve, touchant la nature, vertu, fin, usage et fruict des sacremens: pour monstrer que ceux qui en mesdisent sont gens escervelez, qui ne cherchent qu'à? obscurcir ou pervertir la bonne et saine doctrine. Ed.1. Geneve: De l'imprimerie de Conrad Badius, 1555. 86, [2] pp. [BC-55/2]

Geneva BPU: Bc 3423 Rés.

Translated from the Latin Defensio sanæ et orthodoxæ doctrinæ ... of the same year, probably by Calvin himself.

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Order no. CL-52/1

Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564.

Calumniæ nebulonis cuiusdam, quibus odio et invidia gravare conatus est doctrinam Joh. Calvini de occulta Dei providentia. Johannis Calvini ad easdem responsio. Ed.1. [Genevæ]: Ex officina Conradi Badii, 1558. 120 pp. [BC-58/1]

Geneva MHR: A 77(58).

Reproduces a work attributed by Calvin to Castellio, then refutes it. Castellio denied authorship of the first text.

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Order no. CL-9/1

Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564.

Congratulation ? venerable Prestre Messire Gabriel de Saconnay Precenteur de læEglise de Lyon, touchant la belle Preface & mignonne, dont il a remparé le livre du Roy dæAngleterre. Ed.1. [Geneva], 1561. 70, [2] pp. [BC-61/10]

Geneva MHR: A 87,1(61).

Translation (with considerable liberties) of Gratulatio ad ... Gabrielem de Saconay, ...

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Order no. CL-11/1

Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564.

Contre la secte phantastique et furieuse des libertins, qui se nomment spirituelz. Avec une epistre de la mesme matiere, contre un certain Cordelier suppost de la secte: lequel est prisonnier ? Roan. Ed.2. [Geneva: Jean Girard], 1547. 229 pp. [BC-47/7]

Geneva BPU: Bc 3425 Rés.

Attack on the "libertins spirituels", in particular Antoine Pocquet and Quintin Thierry, first published 1545. Here augmented by an Epître against a monk in Rouen, "suppost de la secte".

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Order no. CL-25/1

Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564.

Contre la secte phantastique et furieuse des libertins. Qui se nomment spirituelz. Ed.1. Geneva: Jean Girard, 1545. [244], [1] pp. [BC-45/4]

Geneva BPU: Bc 3426 Rés.

Attack on the "`libertins spirituels" in particular Antoine Pocquet and Quintin Thierry. A second adds a letter against a Rouen monk.

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Order no. CL-49/1

Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564.

De æterna Dei prædestinatione, qua in salutem alios ex hominibus elegit, alios suo exitio reliquit: item de providentia qua res humanas gubernat, consensus pastorum Genevensis Ecclesiæ, a Jo. Calvino expositus. Ed.1. Genevæ: Ex officina Joannis Crispini, 1552. 211, [5] pp. [BC-52/4]

Geneva MHR: A 67(52).

Exposition of Calvin's doctrine of predestination, arising from the conflict with Bolsec in 1551.

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Order no. CL-8/1

Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564.

Declaration pour maintenir la vraye foy que tiennent tous chrestiens de la Trinité des personnes en un seul Dieu. Par Jean Calvin. Contre les erreurs detestables de Michel Servet espaignol. Ou il est aussi monstré, qu'il est licite de punir les heretiques: et qu'à? bon droict ce meschant a esté executé par justice en la ville de Geneve. Ed.1. Geneva: Chez Jean Crespin, 1554. 356, [4] pp. [BC-54/5]

Geneva BPU: Bc 2957 Rés.

Exceptionally both the Latin and the French texts are reproduced here, since there are considerable variations, suggesting that Calvin himself did the translation.

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Order no. CL-32/1

Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564.

Defensio orthodoxæ fidei de sacra Trinitate, contra prodigiosos errores Michaelis Serveti Hispani: ubi ostenditur hæreticos iure gladii coercendos esse, et nominatim de homine hoc tam impio juste et merito sumptum Genevæ fuisse supplicium. Ed.1. [Geneva]: Robert Estienne, 1554. 261, [3] pp. [BC-54/6]

Geneva BPU: Bc 346.

Justification of Calvin's attitude to the condemnation of Servetus.

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Order no. CL-31/1

Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564.

Defensio sanæ et orthodoxæ doctrinæ de sacramentis, eorumque natura, vi, fine, usu, et fructu: quam pastores et ministri Tigurinæ Ecclesiæ et Genevensis antehac brevi Consensionis mutuæ formula complexi sunt: una cum refutatione probrorum quibus eam indocti et clamosi homines infamant. Ed.1. [Geneva]: Robert Estienne, 1555. 52 pp. [BC-55/6]

Geneva BPU: Bc 1212 Rés.

Calvin's reply to two attacks by the Lutheran Joachim Westphal against the Zurich Consensus of 1549.

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Order no. CL-33/1

Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564.

Defensio sanæ et orthodoxæ doctrinæ de servitute et liberatione humani arbitrii, adversus calumnias Alberti Pighii Campensis. Ed.1. Geneva: Jean Girard, 1543. [8], 239, [1] pp. [BC-43/3]

Geneva BPU: Bc 2493.

Refutation of Albert Pighius, De libero hominis arbitrio et divina gratia, libri decem. [Cologne, 1542]. A promised second part of this treatise only appeared in 1552.

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Order no. CL-21/1

Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564.

De la predestination eternelle de Dieu, par laquelle les uns sont eleuz ? salut, les autres laissez en leur condemnation. Aussi de la providence par laquelle il gouverne les choses humaines. Ed.1. [Geneve: De l'imprimerie Jehan Crespin], 1552. 252, [4] pp. [BC-52/5]

Zurich ZB: D 218.

Translated from the Latin of the same year.

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Order no. CL-57/1

Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564.

Des scandales qui empeschent aujourd'huy beaucoup de gens de venir a la pure doctrine de l'Evangile, et en desbauchent d'autres. Traicté composé de nouvellement par Jehan Calvin. Geneve: De l'imprimerie de Jehan Crespin, 1550. 149, [3] pp. [BC-50/12]

BNP: D(2). 1759.

Survey of obstacles preventing people from coming to the Gospel.

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Order no. CL-78/1

Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564.

De scandalis, quibus hodie plerique absterrentur, nonnulli etiam alienantur a pura Evangelii doctrina. Joannis Calvini libellus apprime utilis. Ad Laurentium Normandium. Ed.1. Genevæ: Apud Joannem Crispinum, 1550. 110, [2] pp. [BC-50/9]

Geneva BPU: Bd 1033(1).

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Order no. CL-30/1

Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564.

Dilucida explicatio sanæ doctrinæ de vera participatione carnis et sanguinis Christi in sacra Coena, ad discutiendas Heshusii nebulas. Joanne Calvino authore. Cui adjecta est ratio ineundæ concordiæ, si veritas extra contentionem quæritur. Item responsum ad fratres Polonos, quomodo Christus sit Mediator, ad refutandum Stancari errorem. Ed.1. Genevæ: Excudebat Conradus Badius, 1561. 106, [2] pp. [BC-61/11]

Geneva BPU: Bc 432.

Response to the Lutheran Tileman Hesshus, and also to the Polish anti-trinitarian Francesco Stancaro.

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Order no. CL-37/1

Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564.

Epinicion, Christo cantatum ab Ioanne Calvino, Calendis Januarii, anno. 1541. Genevæ: Per Joannem Girardum, 1544. [4] pp. [BC-44/8]

Berne StUB: Bong. VI. App. 39 (5).

Calvin's only Latin poem, written during the Worms colloquy, celebrating the victory of Christ.

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Order no. CL-75/1

Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564.

Epistola Joannis Calvini, qua fidem admonitionis ab eo nuper editæ, apud Polonos confirmat. Ed.1. Genevæ: Ex officina Francisci Perrini, 1563. [8] f. [BC-63/12]

Geneva BPU: Bc 71.

A follow-up to Brevis admonitio ...

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Order no. CL-40/1

Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564.

Excuse de Jehan Calvin ? Messieurs les Nicodemites, sur la complaincte qu'ilz font de sa trop grand' rigueur. Ed.1. [Geneva: Jean Girard], 1544. [32] f. [BC-44/9]

Zurich ZB: XVIII.2002(2).

Three further editions in Calvin's lifetime, all together with the Petit traité monstrant ...

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Order no. CL-55/1

[Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564. ].

Excuse de noble seigneur, Jaques de Bourgoigne, S. de Fallez et Bredam: pour se purger vers la M. Imperiale, des calomnies ? luy imposées, en matiere de sa foy, dont il rend confession. Ed.1. [Geneva: Jean Girard, 1547-1548]. 49, [3] pp. [BC-47/1]

Geneva BPU: Bc 3511 Rés.

Written on behalf of Jacques de Bourgogne, cousin of Charles V, to justify his adherence to the Reformation. The work was printed in 1547, but delayed and partly recomposed in March 1548.

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Order no. CL-28/1

Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564.

Gratulatio ad venerabilem presbyterum, dominum Gabrielem de Saconay, Præcentorem Ecclesiæ Lugdunensis, de pulchra et eleganti præfatione quam libro Regis Angliæ inscripsit. Ed.1. [Geneva: Conrad Badius], 1561. 55, [1] pp. [BC-61/13]

Geneva MHR: A 67(52)6.

Gabriel de Saconay, canon of S.-Jean de Lyon, published an of Henry VIII's Assertio septem sacramentorum, with a long preface denouncing "`heretics". Calvin composed this counter-attack "`par maniere de passe-temps".

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Order no. CL-10/1

Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564.

Histoire dæun meurtre execrable: commis par un Hespagnol, nommé Alphonse Dias, Chambellan du Pape, en la personne de Jehan Dias son frere. Le 17. de Mars. 1546. Qui est un bel exemple du zele des Papistes. Ed.1. [Geneva: Jean Girard], 1546. [8] f. [BC-46/5]

Geneva BPU: Ba 4689 Rés.

Brief account of the murder of Juan Diaz by his brother in March 1546. The work is anonymous, but there are good grounds for attributing it to Calvin.

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Order no. CL-26/1

Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564.

Impietas Valentini Gentilis detecta, et palam traducta, qui Christum non sine sacrilega blasphemia Deum essentiatum esse fingit. Ed.1. [Geneva: Conrad Badius], 1561. 106, [2] pp. [BC-61/14]

Geneva BPU: Bc 2496 Rés.

Valentino Gentile fled from Geneva in 1558 after being convicted of holding anti-trinitarian sentiments. Calvin here replies to a confession of faith by Gentile.

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Order no. CL-38/1

Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564.

Interim adultero-germanum: cui adjecta est, vera christianæ pacificationis, et Ecclesiæ reformandæ ratio. Per Joan. Calvinum. Ed.1. [Geneva: Jean Girard], 1549. 202, [6] pp. [BC-49/6]

Geneva BPU: Bc 3428 Rés.

Text of the 1548 Augsburg Interim of Charles V, followed by Calvin's essay on the reformation of the Church.

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Order no. CL-29/1

Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564.

L'interim, c'est ? dire, provision faicte sur les differens de la religion, en quelques villes et pais d'Allemagne. Avec la vraye facon de reformer l'Eglise chrestienne, et appointer les differens qui sont en icelle. Ed.1. [Geneva: Jean Girard], 1549. 248 pp. [BC-49/9]

Geneva MHR: A 50,1(49).

Translated from the Latin of the same year.

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Order no. CL-53/1

Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564.

Joannis Calvini responsio ad Balduini convicia. Ad leges de transfugis desertoribus et emansoribus, Francisci Balduini epistolæ quædam ad Joannem Calvinum pro commentariis. Francisci Duareni I.C. Ad alterum quemdam juriscon[sultum] epistola, de Francisco Balduino. Antonii Contii I.C. admonitio de falsis Constantini legibus, ad quendam qui se hoc tempore jurisconsultum christianum profitetur. De officio tum in religione tum in scriptionibus retinendo, epistola ad Franciscum Balduinum jurisconsultum. Ad legem III, C. Impp. de apostatis, Joannis Crispini commentarius ad jurisconsultos. Ed.1. [Geneva: Jean Crespin], 1562. 117, [3] pp. [BC-62/27]

Geneva BPU: Bc 2502.

Calvin's reply to Baudouin's response to the Response ? un cauteleux et rusé moyenneur, followed by several texts by various authors.

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Order no. CL-39/1

Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564.

Joannis Calvini, sacrarum literarum in Ecclesia Genevensi professoris, epistolæ duæ, de rebus hoc sæculo cognitu apprime necessariis. Prior, De fugiendis impiorum illicitis sacris, et puritate Christianæ religionis observanda. Altera, De christiani hominis officio in sacerdotiis papalis ecclesiæ vel administrandis, vel abiiciendis. Ed.1. Basileæ: Per Balthasarem Lasium et Thomam Platterum, 1537. 78, [6] pp. [BC-37/1]

Geneva BPU: Bd 1462 Rés.

Two letters to ex-friends who had accepted office in the Roman Catholic Church. The second (to Gérard Roussel) is adapted in the French Petit Traité of 1543.

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Order no. CL-17/1

Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564.

La Manyere de faire prieres aux eglises Francoyses, tant devant la predication comme apres, ensemble pseaulmes et canticques francoys qu'on chante aus dictes eglises, apres s'ensuyt l'ordre et facon d'administrer les Sacrementz de Baptesme, et de la saincte Cene de nostre seigneur Jesu Christ, de espouser et confirmer le mariage devant l'assemblée des fideles, avecques le sermon tant du baptesme que de la cene. Le tout selon la parolle de nostre seigneur. Ed.2. Argentorati: J. Knobloch Jr., 1542. 159, [1] pp. [Pidoux Psautier huguenot 42/1. Peter, Premiers ouvrages franais No. 9]

Geneva MHR: A 27,1(42).

Calvin's liturgy, with metrical psalms and melodies, based on Buceræs German liturgy of 1539.

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Order no. CL-4/1

Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564.

Petit traicté de la saincte Cene de nostre Seigneur Jesus Christ. Auquel est demonstré la vraye institution, proffit et utilité d'icelle: ensemble la cause pourquoy plusieurs des modernes semblent en avoir escrit diversement. Geneve: Par Michel Du Bois, 1541. [BC-41/4]

ÖNB: 79.V.91.

Six further editions during Calvin's lifetime. Latin translation 1545.

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Order no. CL-79/1

Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564.

Petit traicté, monstrant que cæest que doit faire un homme fidele congnoissant la verité de l'evangile: quand il est entre les papistes, avec une epistre du mesme argument. Ed.1. [Geneva: Jean Girard], 1543. p. 1-89, 100-125, [1]. [BC-43/6]

Lausanne BCU: IU 451(3).

Four further editions during Calvin's lifetime. One of Calvin's most influential treatises, rejecting all compromise with Rome. Several editions add the Excuse aux Nicodemites (1544), and opinions from various Reformation leaders, all translated into Latin in De vitandis superstitionibus (1549).

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Order no. CL-56/1

Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564.

Petit traicté monstrant que doit faire un homme fidele congnoissant la verité de l'evangile quand il est entre les papistes, Avec une epistre du mesme argument, ensemble l'excuse faicte sur cela aux Nicodemites. Ed.3 of Petit traicté, ed.2 of Excuse. [Geneva: Jean Girard], 1545 [1546]. 216 pp. [BC-45/9]

Geneva BPU: Bd 1432 Rés.

Petit traicté first published in 1543, Excuse in 1544. The 1545 brings together the two treatises, and (in a complement, p. 161-216) also adds "`conseils" from Melanchthon, Bucer, and Martyr. Of two final letters by Calvin to friends on the subject, one is dated 14 July 1546; the complement was thus later bound onto some copies of the 1545 .

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Order no. CL-22/1

Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564.

Response a un cauteleux et rusé moyenneur, qui souz couleur d'appaiser les troubles touchant le faict de la Religion, a tenté tous les moyens d'empescher et rompre le cours de l'Evangile par la France ... Ed.1. [Paris: Nicolas Edoard], 1561. 56 f. [BC-61/21]

Geneva MHR: D 14(62)4.

Translated from Latin original of the same year. Unique specimen of a Calvin text published in Paris, albeit anonymously.

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Order no. CL-54/1

Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564.

Responsio ad versipellem quendam mediatorem, qui pacificandi specie rectum Evangelii cursum in Gallia abrumpere molitus est. Ed.1. [Geneva]: Apud Jo. Crispinum, 1561. 144 pp. [BC-61/22]

Zurich ZB: VI 385(3).

Reply to the eirenic Catholic theologian Georg Cassander, De officio pii viri (1561) - though Calvin thought it was by Francois Baudouin.

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Order no. CL-74/1

Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564.

Secunda defensio piæ et orthodoxæ de sacramentis fidei, contra Joachimi Westphali calumnias, ... Ed.1. [Geneva]: Ex officina typographica Joannis Crispini, 1556. 172, [4] pp. [BC-56/4]

Geneva BPU: Bc 1432 Rés.

Calvin's answer to Westphal's response to the Defensio sanæ et orthodoxæ doctrinæ de sacramentis.

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Order no. CL-34/1

Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564.

Supplex exhortatio, ad invictiss. Cæsarum Carolum quintum, et illustriss. Principes, aliosque ordines, Spiræ nunc imperii conventum agentes. Ut restituendæ Ecclesiæ curam serio velint suscipere. Eorum omnium nomine edita, qui Christum regnare cupiunt. Ed.1. [Genevæ: Jean Girard], 1543. 142, [2] pp. [BC-43/7]

Geneva MHR: A 30 (43).

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Order no. CL-5/1

Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564.

Supplication et remonstrance, sur le faict de la chrestienté, et de la reformation de l'Eglise, faicte au nom de tous amateurs du regne de Jesu Christ, ? l'Empereur, et aux princes et estatz tenans maintenant journée imperiale ? Spire. Ed.1. [Geneva: Jean Girard], 1544. 206, [2] pp. [BC-44/13]

Geneva BPU: Bc 860 Rés.

Translation of the Supplex exhortatio of 1543.

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Order no. CL-46/1

Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564.

Ultima admonitio Joannis Calvini ad Joachimum Westphalum, cui nisi obtemperet, eo loco posthac habendus erit, quo pertinaces hæreticos haberi jubet Paulus. Refutantur etiam hoc scripto superbæ Magdeburgensium et aliorum censuræ, quibus cælum et terram obruere conati sunt. Ed.1. [Geneva]: Apud Joannem Crispinum, 1557. 325, [3] pp. [BC-57/11]

Geneva BPU: Bb 217(3) Rés.

Third and final contribution from Calvin to the argument with Westphal.

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Order no. CL-35/1

Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564.

Vivere apud Christum non dormire animis sanctos, qui in fide Christi decedunt. Assertio. [Psychopannychia]. Ed.1. Argentorati: Per Wendelinum Rihelium, 1542. [8], 51, [1] pp. [BC-42/5]

Geneva BPU: Bc 2762.

The Psychopannychia appears in the 1545 re-edition.

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Order no. CL-20/1

'Nicolas Des Gallars' [= Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564. ].

Pro G. Farello et collegis eius, adversus Petri Caroli theologastri calumnias, defensio Nicolai Gallasii. Ed.1. [Geneva: Jean Girard], 1545. 92, [4] pp. [BC-45/10]

Geneva BPU: Bc 3431 Rés.

Published under the name of Nicolas Des Gallars, but mainly written by Calvin, refuting various communications from Pierre Caroli.

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Order no. CL-50/1

Sadoleto, J. and J. Calvin.

Epistola ad Senatum Populumque Genevensem, qua in obedientiam Romani Pontificis eos reducere conatur. Joannis Calvini responsio. Ed.1. Argentorati: Per Wendelinum Rihelium, 1539. 48 pp. [BC-39/5]

Geneva BPU: Bc 3079 Rés.

A French translation, not by Calvin, published in 1540.

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Order no. CL-18/1

Sadoleto, J. and J. Calvin.

Epistre de Jaques Sadolet cardinal, envoyée au Senat & Peuple de Geneve: par laquelle il tasche lés reduire soubz la puissance de l'Evesque de Romme. Avec la response de Jehan Calvin, translatées de Latin en Franoys. Ed.1. Geneve: Par Michel Du Bois, 1540. 161, [3] pp. [BC-40/7]

Geneva BPU: Bc 1989 Rés.

Translated from the Latin (published 1539). While the translation is not by Calvin, the influence of the text justifies its inclusion here.

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Order no. CL-45/1

III. Commentaries, lessons and sermons

Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564.

Commentaires de M. Jean Calvin, sur les cinq livres de Moyse. Genese est mis ? part, les autres quatre livres sont disposez en forme d'Harmonie: avec cinq indices, dont les deux contenans les passages alleguez et exposez par læautheur, sont adjoustez de nouveau en ceste traduction. Ed.1. Geneve: Imprimé par François Estienne, 1564. [16], 370, [10]; 716, [28] pp. [BC-64/5]

Geneva MHR: A 102,1(64).

Translated and revised by Calvin himself from the Latin of 1563.

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Order no. CL-70/1

Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564.

Commentariorum Joannis Calvini in Acta Apostolorum. Liber I. Ad sereniss. Daniæ Regem. Ed.1. Genevæ: Ex officina Joannis Crispini, 1552. [8], 178, [2] pp. [BC-52/3]

Geneva MHR: A 115(52).

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Order no. CL-71/1

Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564.

Commentariorum Joannis Calvini in Acta Apostolorum, liber posterior. Additus est utriusque libri index rerum et sententiarum. Ed.1. Genevæ: Ex officina Joannis Crispini, 1554. [8], 145, [15] pp. [BC-54/3]

Geneva MHR: A 115(52).

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Order no. CL-72/1

Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564.

Harmonia ex tribus Evangelistis composita, Matthæo, Marco et Luca: adiuncto seorsum Johanne, quod pauca cum aliis communia habeat. Cum Joh. Calvini commentariis. Ed.1 of the Harmonia. Ed.2 of the commentary on J. [Geneva]: Excudebat Robertus Stephanus, 1555. [16], 446, [1]; 237, [7] pp. [BC-55/9]

Geneva BPU: Bb 1375.

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Order no. CL-63/1

Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564.

In librum Psalmorum, Johannis Calvini commentarius. Ed.1. [Geneva]: Robert Estienne, 1557. [8], 645, [15] pp. [BC-57/4]

Geneva BPU: Bb 1156.

The preface contains an important autobiographical element.

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Order no. CL-62/1

Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564.

In omnes Pauli apostoli Epistolas, atque etiam in Epistolam ad Hebræos, item in canonicas Petri, Johannis, Jacobi, et Judæ, quæ etiam catholicæ vocantur, Joh. Calvini Commentarii. Hanc commentariorum postremam esse recognitionem, ex lectione atque e cum prioribus, deprehendet lector. Ed.1 of the assembled commentaries on the NT Epis. [Geneva]: Robert Estienne, 1556. [8], 775, [1]; 180 pp. [BC-56/3]

Geneva BPU: Bb 1476.

Assembles Calvin's commentaries, which had been published separately from 1540 on.

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Order no. CL-64/1

Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564.

Joannis Calvini commentarii in Isaiam prophetam. Nunc demum ab ipso authore recogniti, locupletati, magnoque labore et cura expoliti. Additi sunt duo indices: prior rerum et sententiarum, posterior vero locorum utriusque Testamenti, quos in his commentariis aut ipse author interpretatur, aut apposite ad sensum suum accommodat. Ed.2. Genevæ: Apud Jo. Crispinum, 1559. [16], 560, [44] pp. [BC-59/1]

Geneva BPU: Bb 2241.

Revision of the 1551 . The earlier was done from notes taken by Nicolas Des Gallars. This was written by Calvin himself, and dedicated to queen Elizabeth of England.

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Order no. CL-61/1

Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564.

Joannis Calvini in librum Josue brevis commentarius, quem paulo ante mortem absolvit. Addita sunt quædam de eiusdem morbo et obitu. Cum indice. Ed.1. Genevæ: Ex officina Francisci Perrini, 1564. [32], 316 pp. [BC-64/9]

Geneva BPU: Bb 2131.

Calvinæs last work. Includes the Latin translation of Bezaæs Life of Calvin. 4 microfiche

Order no. CL-60/1

Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564.

Joannis Calvini prælectiones in duodecim Prophetas (quos vocant) minores. Ad serenissimum Suetiæ et Gothiæ regem. Reconditam harum commentationum doctrinam facile commonstrabunt indices in calce operis adiecti. Ed.1. Genevæ: Apud Joannem Crispinum, 1559. [12], 795, [37] pp. [BC-59/5]

Geneva BPU: Bb 1099(1).

Calvin's lecture notes, taken down by Jean Budé and Charles de Jonviller and rechecked by Calvin. The lectures on Hosea had previously appeared in 1557.

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Order no. CL-67/1

Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564.

Joannis Calvini prælectiones: in Librum prophetiarum Jeremiæ, et Lamentationes. Joannis Budæi et Caroli Jonvillæi labore et industria exceptæ. Cum duobus indicibus, priore quidem rerum ac sententiarum maxime insignium: posteriore vero locorum qui ex veteri et novo Testamento citantur, et explicantur. Ed.1. Genevæ: Apud Jo. Crispinum, 1563. [6], 436, [10] pp. [BC-63/19]

Geneva BPU: Bb 1245 Rés.

Calvin's lectures, taken down by Jean Budé and Charles de Jonviller and rechecked by Calvin.

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Order no. CL-65/1

Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564.

Joannis Calvini prælectiones in librum prophetiarum Danielis, Joannis Budæi et Caroli Jonvillæi labore et industria exceptæ. Additus est e regione versionis latinæ hebraicus et chaldaicus textus. Ed.1. Genevæ: Excudebat Joannes Laonius, 1561. [8], 171, [11] f. [BC-61/20]

Geneva BPU: Bb 1260.

Calvin's lecture notes, taken down by Jean Budé and Charles de Jonviller and rechecked by Calvin.

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Order no. CL-66/1

Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564.

Mosis libri V, cum Johannis Calvini commentariis. Genesis seorsum: reliqui quatuor in formam harmoniæ digesti. Præter indices duos alphabeticos rerum quarundam in hisce Johannis Calvini commentariis notabilium, calci huius voluminis adjectos, unum in Genesin, alterum in reliquos quatuor libros in formam harmoniæ dispositos: habes et tertium, qui, singulorum capitum quilibet versus (variè alioqui, prout operis ratio postulavit, dispersi) quota pagina inveniri possint, protinus indicabit. Ed.1. Genevæ: Excud. Henr. Stephanus, 1563. [12], 339, [1]; 625, [27] pp. [BC-63/16]

Geneva BPU: Bb 1079.

Includes the Genesis commentary of 1554, and adds the new commentary on the four other books of the Pentateuch.

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Order no. CL-59/1

Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564.

Quatre sermons de M. Jehan Calvin, traictans des matieres fort utiles pour nostre temps, comme on pourra veoir par la preface. Avec briefve exposition du pseaume LXXXVII. Ed.1. [Geneva]: Robert Estienne, 1552. 82 f. [BC-52/9]

Geneva BPU: Bd 1814 Rés.

The only sermons edited by Calvin himself, probably preached in 1549.

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Order no. CL-69/1

Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564.

Sermons de M. Jean Calvin sur le livre de Job. Recueillis fidelement de sa bouche selon qu'il les preschoit. Ed.1. Geneva: Jean de Laon, 1563. [8], 897, [3] pp. [BC-63/22]

Geneva BPU: Bd 426.

Sermons taken down by Denis Raguenier in 1554-1555.

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Order no. CL-68/1