I’m considering purchasing Calvin’s Institutes. The question is, which edition? My two options:
The 1541 edition – The newest translation, done by Eerdman’s. I’m told it reflects more of a pastoral viewpoint, rather than the heavier systematic theology apparent in later editions.
The 1559 edition – Supposedly the definitive edition, containing both an excellent translation and all the theological content.
What are the pros and cons of each?