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Commentary on Hosea

By Calvin, John

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Book Id: WPLBN0000695093
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Title: Commentary on Hosea  
Author: Calvin, John
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Language: English
Subject: Religion, Christianity, Literature
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Calvin, J. (n.d.). Commentary on Hosea. Retrieved from http://www.ebooklibrary.org/


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Excerpt: Prejudice has often deprived many of advantages which they might have otherwise derived: and this has been much the case with respect to The Works of Calvin; they have been almost entirely neglected for a long time, owing to impressions unfavorable to the Author. In his own and the succeeding age, the authority of Calvin as a Divine, and especially as an Expounder of Scripture, was very high, and higher than that of any of the Reformers. Though an eminent writer of the present day, Dr. D?Aubigne, has pronounced Melancthon ?the Theologian of the Reformation,? yet there is sufficient reason to ascribe that distinction to Calvin; and to him, no doubt, it more justly belongs, than to any other of the many illustrious men whom God raised up during that memorable period. It is not difficult to account for what happened to our Author. Various things combined to depreciate his repute. In this country his views on Church government created in many a prejudice against him; and then the progress of a theological system, not more contrary to what he held than to what our own Reformers maintained, increased this prejudice; and where the former ground of difference and dislike did not exist, the latter prevailed: so that, generally in our Church, and among Dissenting bodies, the revered name of Calvin has been regarded with no feelings of affection, or even of respect; no discrimination being exercised, and no distinction being made between his great excellencies as an Expounder of Scripture, and his peculiar views on Church discipline, and on the doctrine of Predestination. On the Continent other things operated against his reputation. Popery owed him a deep grudge; for no one of the Reformers probed the depths of its iniquities with so much discrimination, and with such an unsparing hand as he did. His remarkably acute mind enabled him to do this most effectually; and there is much on this subject in the present work, which renders it especially valuable at this period, when Popery makes such efforts to spread its errors and delusions. The two weapons which he commonly employed were Scripture and common sense, - weapons ever dreaded by Popery; and to blunt their edge has at all times been its attempt, the first, by vain tradition, and the other, by implicit faith, not in God, or in God?s word, but in a palpably degenerated Church. But these weapons Calvin wielded with no common skill dexterity, and power, being deeply versed in Scripture, and endued with no ordinary share of sound and penetrating judgment. In addition to this, his doctrinal views were diametrically opposed to those of Popery, and especially to the papal system, as modified by and concentrated in Jesuitism, which may be considered to be the most perfect form of Popery. For these reasons, the Writings of Calvin could not have been otherwise than extremely obnoxious to the adherents of the Church of Rome: and the consequence has been, that they spared no efforts to vilify his name, and to lessen his reputation.

Table of Contents
Table of Contents About This Book. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. ii Commentary on Hosea. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 1 Translator's Preface. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 2 Calvin's Epistle Dedicatory. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 7 Calvin's To the Reader. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 10 Budaeus' To the Reader. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 11 Crispin's To the Reader. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 14 The Argument. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 16 Chapter 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 18 Lecture first. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 18 Hosea 1:1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 18 Hosea 1:2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 20 Prayer Lecture 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 23 Lecture second. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 24 Hosea 1:3, 4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 24 Hosea 1:5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 27 Hosea 1:6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 28 Hosea 1:7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 30 Prayer Lecture 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 32 Lecture third. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 32 Hosea 1:8-9. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 32 Hosea 1:10. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 33 Hosea 1:11. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 37 Prayer Lecture 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 39 Chapter 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 40 Lecture fourth. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 40 Hosea 2:1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 40 Hosea 2:2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 40 Hosea 2:3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 43 Hosea 2:4-5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 45 Prayer Lecture 4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 47 Lecture fifth. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 47 Hosea 2:6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 48 Hosea 2:7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 49 Hosea 2:8. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 50

 

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