On Civil Government

John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion, On Civil Government, IV.XX (John T. McNeill ed., Ford Lewis Battles trans., Westminster Press 1960) (1559).

Book 4, Chapter 20 explores Calvin’s thoughts on who and what Civil Government is, or ought to be, and the interaction between it and the Church. For example, Calvin addresses topics like lawsuits among Christians, and the obligation to submit to civil authority.

Note that Institutes is available online here.

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