This abridgement of Ford lewis Battles' "Calvin: Institutes of the Christian Religion" provides an introduction to the seminal work in Reformed theology. In a concise format, McKim follows the main development of calvin's thought, accentuating his positive convictions without lingering over matters of only dated importance. The sheer bulk of the Institutes can be intimidating. This concise edition of only 220 pages should help to fulfil the demands of anyone who desires to become acquainted with the authentic texts of the Reformed tradition. It includes an interpretive introduction and notes by an established scholar of Reformed theology.