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Institutes of the Christian Religion by John Calvin in Arabic

On Nov. 11, 2017 the Near East School of Theology (NEST) in Beirut celebrated its 85th anniversary by launching the first ARABIC version of "Institutes of the Christian Religion" by John Calvin. أسس الدين المسيحي. The book is one of the most important classical writings of Reformation in the 16th century. The Arabic translation is now an important work for the Arabic library and for the Evangelical Churches in the Middle East.

The work translated from English (McNeill edition) into Arabic by Rev. Adib Awad, Rev. Walid Harmoush and Rev. Dr. Victor Makari. Revised the Arabic language Dr. Souhel Sleiman. And the editor was Dr. George Sabra, president of NEST who considered the book as the first Evangelical systematic theology-book that emerged to help the church at that time to build its spirituality and piety. One can regard the work as summa theologia, but for Calvin it was summa pietatis (the whole sum of piety and whatever is necessary to know about the doctrine of salvation).

This translation work was supported from the beginning by Fondation pour l'aide au protestantisme réformé (FAP) in France and GZB in Holland. POSTER (IN ARABIC)


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