Last Friday marked the 500th anniversary of John Calvin's birth (who was born on July 10, 1509).
I've been reading a lot of Calvin recently for my classes at "Reformed Theological Seminary", and hope to add some posts here about Calvin's "Institutes for Christian Religion" (sometime in the future).
There have been a number of conferences this summer celebrating the birth of Calvin. For a brief biography and a list of resources, this site will be helpful: http://www.calvin500.com/
Another resource that I would recommend is last week's interview of Dr. W. Robert Godfrey by Dr. Michael Horton of the White Horse Inn. Dr. Godfrey has a new book out called, "Calvin: Pilgrim and Pastor". Here's the link: http://www.oneplace.com/ministries/The_White_Horse_Inn/archives.asp?bcd=2009-7-5