Calvin and his Institutes Between 1550 and his death in 1564, John Calvin’s output of published words was never less than a 100,000 per year. History Professor Michael Haykin And supreme among all of these published words were those of his Institutes of the Christian Religion, which led the German Lutheran Philip Melanchthon to dub Calvin ‘the theologian’. subscribe now Join today to gain access to the rest of this article and many others. more info login If you are already a subscriber, log in to continue. log in access code If you have an access code, enter it here: Go free trial Get free access for 14 days: Sign up Click here to find out how we take care of your personal data.