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 Calvin and Calvinism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Everywhere Calvinists made their teachings heard (even in Spain and Italy in isolated cases), and everywhere, or almost everywhere, little groups which had locally and spontaneously broken with the old church found in Calvin’s Institutes a reasoned statement of doctrine and a suggested method of organization.
He was dedicated to reform of the church and he got his chance to build a reformed church when the citizens of Geneva revolted against their rulers in the 1520's.
Admittedly, Calvinists are sometimes biblical literalists to the maximum, but it is Calvinists such as Sproul who encourage believers to try to understand that the bible is very often written in figurative and metaphorical language and there is a great deal about it that should not be taken literally.
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 REFORMED CHURCH IN AMERICA - Online Information article about REFORMED CHURCH IN AMERICA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Castle appealed) a classis was constituted for the ordination of a pastor for the church in New Castle, Delaware.
Kingston, on Long Island and in New Jersey; and for years the Dutch and English (Episcopalian) churches alone received charters in New York and New Jersey—the Dutch church being treated practically as an establishment—and the church of the fort and Trinity (Episcopalian; chartered 1697) were fraternally harmonious.
The Christian Reformed Church, an " old school " secession, had in 1906, 174 organizations, 181 churches and a membership of 26,669, 1 In 1832 the articles of Church government were rearranged and in 1872—74 they were amended.
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 TOPTRER, RODOLPHE - LoveToKnow Article on TOPTRER, RODOLPHE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
He was ordained in 1762 and became vicar of Harpford with Fenn-Ottery, Devonshire, in 1766.
He is chiefly known as a writer of hymns and poems, including " Rock of Ages," and the collections entitled Poems on Sacred Subjects (Dublin, 1759) and Psalms and Hymns for Public and Private Worship (London, 1776).
From 1775 to 1778, having obtained leave of non-residence at Broadhembury, he lived in London, and ministered at a Calvinist church in Orange Street.
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Neo-Calvinism is a revision of the Calvinist world-and-life view, which is an extension of the Calvinist understanding of salvation to scientific, social and political issues.
A more radical Calvinist movement that has been influential in American family and political life is called Christian Reconstructionism.
Reconstructionism is a separate revision of Kuyper's approach under the leadership of the late Rousas J Rushdoony, son of Armenian immigrants, Reformed scholar and essayist.
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 AllRefer.com - Lithuania - Religion - Language and Culture | Lithuanian Information Resource
The Calvinist and Evangelical Lutheran groups are very small--an estimated 15,000 Calvinists and 35,000 Lutherans.
At first highly influenced by the Polish community, the church under Bishop Motiejus Valancius in the nineteenth century promoted Lithuanian language and publications, which prepared the country for the national awakening of the 1880s.
In 1918 the church supported the establishment of Lithuania as an independent and democratic republic.
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 Calvinist Reformed Union in Netherlands Church forms in Utrecht April 18 in History
Calvinist Reformed Union in Netherlands Church forms in Utrecht April 18 in History
Calvinist Reformed Union in Netherlands Church forms in Utrecht
For those who don't believe, no proof is possible.
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 ideofact: July 2003 Archives
An aside: I was raised more or less in a Calvinist Church, and to be honest, I'm not sure that the average person would get anything out of reading Calvin on predestination.
Although Hakim’s attitude towards the emerging reform movement that later became known as ‘Druze’ is not fully discernible from available sources, he is regarded within the Druze manuscripts as the founding father of Druzism and the source of its strict unitarianism.
Among the reforms he introduced were resolutions to (1) abolish slavery, (2) prohibit polygamy, and (3) implement a form of separation of church and state.
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