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  Calvin, John. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-07
In the Institutes Calvin diverged from Catholic doctrine in the rejection of papal authority and in acceptance of justification by faith alone, but many of his other positions, including the fundamental doctrine of predestination, had been foreshadowed by Catholic reformers and by the Protestant thought of Martin Luther and Martin Bucer.
In 1536, Calvin was persuaded by Guillaume Farel to devote himself to the work of the Reformation at Geneva, and there Calvin instituted the most thoroughgoing development of his doctrine.
The influence of Calvinism spread throughout the entire Western world, realizing its purest forms through the work of John Knox in Scotland and through the clergymen and laymen of the civil war period in England and the Puritan moralists in New England.
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  John Calvin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Calvin was a prominent advocate of the five solas of the Reformation, which teach that the Bible alone (not the church leadership) is the final authority for matters of faith and morals and that salvation is attained purely through grace without any contribution from the good works of the person in question.
John Calvin had been exiled from Geneva because he and his followers, namely William Farel and Antoine Froment, were accused of wanting to create a "new papacy." Thus, he went to Strasbourg during the time of the Ottoman wars and passed through the Cantons of Switzerland.
John Calvin and the other Reformers (as well as Catholics in Middle Europe) believed that they should not permit the practice of witchcraft, in accord with their understanding of passages such as Exodus 22:18 and Leviticus 20:27.
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 ::John Calvin::
John Calvin was the son of a lawyer.
Calvin was highly critical of the abuses in the French Catholic church but he never doubted that he was God’s chosen instrument in the spiritual regeneration of the world.
Calvin had some luck with his teaching staff as there had been a dispute over the level of pay at Lausanne University and many of the teaching staff there simply transferred to Geneva as the pay was better and the financial structure of the university was on a stronger footing.
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 John Calvin
Calvin moved frequently during the next two years, avoiding church authorities while he studied, wrote, and formulated from the Bible and Christian tradition the primary tenets of his theology.
Calvin drafted the new ordinances that the government modified and adopted as a constitution for Geneva governing both secular and sacred matters.
Calvin approved the burning of Michael Servetus (although he recommended decapitation), when the Unitarian was captured in the city.
www.covenanter.org /JCalvin/johncalvin.htm   (737 words)

  
 John Calvin - Theopedia
John Calvin was a prominent French theologian during the Protestant Reformation and the father of the theological system known as Calvinism.
Calvin was the first person to describe the work of Christ in terms of the threefold offices of prophet, priest, and king.
Calvinism is most noted for its understanding of soteriology which was codified at the Synod of Dort in 1618-19 in the so-called Five Points of Calvinism.
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 John Calvin
Calvin studied in Paris, probably from 1521 to 1526, where he was introduced to humanistic scholarship and to appeals for reform of the church.
John of Savoy, illegitimate son of the previous bishop, sold his rights to the duke, who was head of the clan, and died in 1519 at Pignerol.
Calvin declaimed against the "Libertines", but there is no evidence that any such people had a footing inside its walls The cold, hard, but upright disposition characteristic of the Reformed Churches, less genial than that derived from Luther, is due entirely to their founder himself.
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 About Calvin - John Calvin
Because of close ties with the bishop and his noble family, John's playmates and classmates in Noyon (and later in Paris) were aristocratic and culturally influential in his early life.
At the age of 14 Calvin went to Paris to study at the College de Marche in preparation for university study.
It is thought that in 1533 Calvin experienced the sudden and unexpected conversion that he writes about in his foreword to his commentary on the Psalms.
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 Biography John Calvin
Calvin also fled, because his close relationship with Cop was known, although it is not certain whether it was even suspected that he had any share in the composition of the address as it is now certain that he had.
It is idle to shield Calvin from the charge of bringing about Servetus's death, although it is true that the mode adopted (burning) did not meet with his approval—he wished to have him beheaded; but at the same time it is easy to excuse him on the ground of the persecuting spirit of his age.
While, therefore, Calvin may be held responsible for Servetus's death, he must be cleared of the charges of having allured Servetus to Geneva, and of rejoicing in his death on personal grounds.
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 Reformation: John Calvin
Calvin's commentaries are almost endless, but within these commentaries he developed all the central principles of Calvinism in his strict readings of the Old and New Testaments.
Calvin wrote commentaries to ostensibly explain scriptural writings, but in reality he, like theologians before him, used the commentaries to argue for his own theology as he believed was present in scriptural writings.
Calvin, on the other hand, built his reformed church on the concept that salvation was not a choice, but was rather pre-decided by God from the beginning of time.
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 Glimpses bulletin #18: Calvin's name stands for a theology
Geneva was to be Calvin's home until he died in 1564 (except for a three-year period when he was exiled from there, only to be invited back to leadership).
Calvin himself was intensely moral and energetic, and he impressed on others the need to work out their salvation - not to be saved but to show they are saved.
Calvin described her as "the faithful helper of my ministry" and "the best companion of my life." They had a son.
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 JOHN CALVIN
Calvin, however, was surpassed by Luther in the use of harsh language as will readily be seen by an examination of the latter's work, The Bondage of the Will which was a polemic written against the free-will ideas of Erasmus.
Calvin adhered strictly to the spirit and letter of the author and assumed that the writer had one definite thought which was expressed in natural everyday language.
Calvin and the men of his time are not to be judged strictly and solely by the advanced standards of our twentieth century, but must to a certain extent be considered in the light of their own sixteenth century.
reformed-theology.org /html/books/calvinism-history/10.htm   (6486 words)

  
 John Calvin The Theologian, by B. B. Warfield
The speculative theologian of the Reformation was Zwingli, not Calvin.
It is not to be denied, of course, that Calvin was a speculative genius of the first order, and in the cogency of his logical analysis he possessed a weapon which made him terrible to his adversaries.
Calvin's positiveness of tone is thus the mark not of extravagance but of sobriety and restraint.
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 John Calvin
John Calvin’s father destined him from the start for an ecclesiastical career, and paid for his education in the household of the noble family of Hangest de Montmor.
John Calvin speedily outstripped all his competitors in grammatical studies, and by his skill and acumen as a student of philosophy, and debate.
Calvin’s progress in the study of law was quick, and he was soon and frequently called upon to lecture, in the absence of one or other of the regular teaching staff at his law school.
www.greatsite.com /timeline-english-bible-history/john-calvin.html   (1244 words)

  
 John Calvin [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
John Calvin, (1509-1564) was born in Noyon, the son of a notary, Gerard Cauvin, and his wife, Jeanne LeFranc.
Calvin was the fourth of five sons in a family that was definitely not of the aristocracy.
Geneva was to be Calvin's triumph and tribulation.
www.iep.utm.edu /c/calvin.htm   (2876 words)

  
 Calvin College - News - Calvin Buys rare John Calvin Book
Calvin College purchased the book from a retired theology professor in Indiana who called the college out of the blue one day, wondering if it might be of interest to the Meeter Center.
Calvin's Paul Fields, who took the call, admits he wondered at first about what he was being offered.
In the ensuing discussion Calvin made a long response which caused Bolsec to be arrested for unbiblical teaching and disturbing the unity of the assembly.
www.calvin.edu /news/releases/2006-07/calvin-book.htm   (657 words)

  
 Why we should know John Calvin
Calvinism had many profound social implications such as thrift, industry, and hard work are forms of moral virtue and that business (material) success is evidence of God's grace.
Calvin agreed with Luther's criticisms of the Roman church, and with most of Luther's fundamental religious ideas, such as justification by faith alone and not by works.
Calvin had a hand in founding democracy, but was himself a tyrant and established a theocracy.
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 Island of Freedom - John Calvin
Calvin drafted the new ordinances that the government modified and adopted as a constitution for Geneva governing both secular and sacred matters.
Calvin stressed the sovereignty of God, the nature of election and predestination, the sins of pride and disobedience, the authority of Scripture, and the nature of the Christian life.
Calvin shared Martin Luther's belief in the Bible as the unique rule for the life of faith and the doctrine of justification by faith alone, but differed from his fellow reformer in defending the subjugation of the state to the church.
www.island-of-freedom.com /CALVIN.HTM   (1583 words)

  
 John Calvin
He discusses Calvin's thoughts on predestination, election, reprobation; their relation to the Fall, and of course that infamous charge that to hold to such views must conclude that God is the "Author of sin".
Antidote to the Sixth Session of the Council of Trent on the Doctrine of Justification by John Calvin (1547)
Calvin's Doctrine of the Assurance of Faith a pastoral theology of certainty
www.monergism.com /thethreshold/articles/topic/calvin.html   (1494 words)

  
 John Calvin — Infoplease.com
John Calvin: Importance of Calvinism - Importance of Calvinism The extension of Calvinism to all spheres of human activity was extremely...
John Calvin: Early Life - Early Life Calvin early prepared for an ecclesiastical career; from 1523 to 1528 he studied in...
John Calvin: Protestant Reformer - Protestant Reformer Institutes of the Christian Religion As a persecuted Protestant, Calvin found...
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 Treatises on Predestination - Calvin
Until 1929 Calvin's Calvinism was virtually unknown in the United States.
It had not been included in the Calvin Translation Society's classic set of the works of John Calvin, but had been separately translated by Henry Cole and published in England, but not in the United States.
Because it sets forth so clearly John Calvin's teaching and defense of the sovereignty of God in predestination and providence, it is now republished.
www.reformed.org /documents/calvin/calvin_predestination.html   (317 words)

  
 Christian History - John Calvin - 131 Christians Everyone Should Know
It was the summer of 1536; Calvin had recently converted to the "evangelical" faith and had just published The Institutes of the Christian Religion, which articulated his Protestant views.
Calvin was born in 1509 in Noyon, France.
Calvin taught that once a believer understands he is chosen by Christ to eternal life, he will never have to suffer doubt again about salvation: "He will obtain an unwavering hope of final perseverance (as it is called), if he reckons himself a member of him who is beyond hazard of falling away."
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 Theology WebSite: Church History Study Helps: John Calvin
This, however, provided Calvin with the means to enter the University of Paris in 1523, where he enjoyed the remarkable instruction in Latin given by Mathurin Cordier (1479-1564), to whom Calvin owes the foundation of his brilliant literary style.
Calvin felt that he must defend his accused friend and therefore rapidly completed a work he had begun in Angouleme, and published it in March 1536 as his Institutes of the Christian Religion, prefacing it with a letter to the French King.
Calvin thus gave to the congregation a voice in the choice of its officers.
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 Michael Servetus' Ashes Cry Out Against John Calvin
Although Calvin consented to Servetus' request to be beheaded, he acquiesced to the mode of execution employed.
This is a ramification of Calvin's perverted grace message -- a teaching which has "spread like gangrene" from a man who could openly burn another to death and for the remaining 10 years and seven months of his life, never publicly repent of his crime.
John Hus attacked various Roman Catholic heresies such as transubstantiation, subservience to the Pope, belief in the saints, efficacy of absolution through the priesthood, unconditional obedience to earthly rulers and simony.
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 John Calvin: Facts and extensive reading list
Calvin wrote in the Institutes, ‘The mind of man is so completely alienated from the righteousness of God that it conceives, desires, and undertakes everything that is impious, perverse, base, impure, and flagitious.
Calvin wrote in the Institutes, ‘it must be noted that so long as we are apart from Christ and separated from him, all that he has done and suffered for the salvation of the human race is useless and of no importance.’ This the Synod interpreted as atonement limited to believers only.
No, Calvin assured readers of the Institutes that God ‘not only promises to give a new heart to his elect so that they may walk according to his precepts, but that they may walk therein in fact.’ The effect is lasting.
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 Calvin said: Genesis means what it says
One of the most influential of the Reformers was the French lawyer and theologian John Calvin (1509–1564).
Calvin founded the University of Geneva in 1559, which attracted many foreign scholars, and still does today.
Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion 2:925, ed.
www.answersingenesis.org /creation/v22/i4/calvin.asp   (1256 words)

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