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Calvin out of print in hardcover?

January 27, 2012

Christianbook’s academic blog reports that the hardcover (1960) McNeil-Battles’s translation of Calvin’s Institutes of Christian Religion is going out of print.  This means that the only hardcover edition in print will be the cheap reprint of the 1845 Henry Beveridge version.  The 1561 Thomas Norton translation has long been out of print – a pity, since Norton’s translation was quite good.  (Norton was the son-in-law of Thomas Cranmer.)  John Allen’s 1813 translation  is also long out of print.

I have to admit that I find it stunning that such an important and influential thinker in religious thought could go out of print in hardcover in English.

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