Calvin on Predestination and Election - Calvin on Predestination and Election is an important excerpt from his masterwork, Institutes of the Christian Religion. Of all the concepts in theology, predestination and election are the ones most often associated with John Calvin’s name. For both the reader new to Calvinistic thought and the scholar, this serves as a most useful explanation of a difficult subject—a subject that must be clarified amidst great confusion in our day. Calvin explains the doctrines, expounds their impact on grace and works, and refutes major objections. Man is humbled; God is exalted! If you are unfamiliar with Calvin when you begin this reading, you may be a proponent by the time you complete it.