Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Getting started

I spent some time yesterday looking for a flexible reading plan for the Insitutes. There was none to be had. I took the Princeton reading plan for 2009 and have now adapted it for mid-January 2010 through mid-January 2011. Wow that seems like a long way off.

This morning's coffee was the best kind of coffee - it was brought to me in bed. Is there anything better?

I read Calvin's address to the reader (1559) and subject matter (1560) this morning. Nothing too exciting here. I got a chuckle when he wrote that if he ever had the opportunity to write some commentaries, he would do so with the "greatest possible brevity." If you aren't familiar with his commentaries, here they are.

Calvin quoted Augustine at the end of his introduction, "I count myself one of the number of those who write as they learn and learn as they write." I am hoping to do this myself with this project - write while learning and learn while writing.


  1. Could not find the quote above in the volume I have.

  2. I am using the Ford Lewis Battles translation editted by John T. McNeill. I know different editions and translations have different introductions.


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