With its memorable stories and important beginnings, Genesis is one of the most enjoyable Old Testament books. It is more than just a history, however; the Bible’s first book acquaints us with several aspects of the knowledge of God and ourselves, and thus lays the foundation of Christianity. John Calvin notes four theological themes which run through this ancient book and into our hearts and lives today—including our ruinous guilt with its resulting radical alienation from God, and God’s pervasive love which redeems us. Calvin’s ability to discern character and motivation from clues in the text, blended with his understanding of humanity’s condition, creates a work that is constantly probing and practical—a thought-provoking and faithful exploration of this great book.
John Calvin (1509–1564) was perhaps the Reformation’s most influential Bible teacher. He had a powerful influence on many Christian leaders, including John Knox, John Bunyan, Charles Spurgeon, William Carey, George Whitefield, and Jonathan Edwards. Known best for his Institutes of the Christian Religion, Calvin also wrote landmark expositions on most of the books of the Bible. In addition to Calvin’s commentary on Genesis in this collection, Logos also offers Calvin’s 500 Collection (108 volumes) and the Institutes of the Christian Religion.