John Calvin
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Calvin, John
Calvin, John (1509–64), French reformer and theologian. Born at Noyon in Picardy, Calvin appears to have been intended for an ecclesiastical career; he obtained his first benefice and received the *tonsure at the age of 12 through the patronage of the Bp. of Noyon. Sometime between 1521 and 1523 he
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Calvin, John
Calvin, John (1509–1564)One of the principal leaders of the Protestant Reformation. John Calvin is chiefly remembered as a biblical scholar and a systematic theologian.Calvin was born on July 10, 1509, in the cathedral town of Noyon, where his father was an ecclesiastical business manager. At about
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Calvin, John
Calvin, John. John Calvin (1509–1564) was born in Noyon, Picardy, France, but became the Reformer of Geneva, Switzerland. A humanist scholar in Paris when he was drawn to Reformation principles, he based much of his theological thought on the writings of Augustine. In addition to his systemization of
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Calvin, John (1509–64)
Calvin, John (1509–64)Calvin was born and raised at Noyon in northern France. He studied at the Universities of Paris, Orléans and Bourges and became an admirer of *Erasmian humanism. At some stage in the early 1530s he underwent a ‘sudden conversion’ (described in the preface to his commentary on the
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calvin and calvinism. Calvin was born in 1509 at Noyon in Picardy. His father (Chauvin), who was an episcopal fiscal-procurator, secured good education for his son in the noble family of Montmor. Young Calvin was provided with a benefice, though he never received more than the tonsure, and went to study
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Calvin, John
Calvin, John(1509–64). When John Calvin was a boy in France, Martin Luther launched the Protestant Reformation in Germany. Two decades later Calvin became the second of the great 16th-century reformers. His work and teachings had a profound impact on the development of Christianity.John Calvin was
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Calvin, John
Calvin, John (1509–64). The foremost Protestant theologian of the second generation. In a certain way, he was a systematizer of the thought of ⇒Luther, but he differed from the great reformer in several points. The Reformed tradition arises from these differences. Among the chief theologians of this
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Calvin, John
Calvin, JohnJohn Calvin (1509–1564) was born at Noyon, Picardy, and went to the University of Paris in 1523. In 1528 he moved to Orleans to study law, and then to Bourges, which had humanist and Protestant tendencies. The French king, however, supported a papal bull against Lutherans, and in 1535 Calvin
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Calvin, John
Calvin, John (1509–1564). The leading force in the Reformation in Geneva, Calvin was French by birth. Broadly educated in theology and law, he studied in Paris, Orléans and Brouges and came under the sway of *Christian humanism and the ideas of *Luther. In 1533, Calvin’s part in writing a reform-oriented
Pocket Dictionary of Liturgy & Worship
Calvin, John
Calvin, John (1509–1564). A second-generation reformer whose theological views came to dominate first *Geneva and then generally the P&RC. His liturgical distinctives include the *prayer for illumination before the *readings, weekly *Eucharist (often ignored by his followers, both contemporary and modern),
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Calvin, John
Calvin, John (1509–1564). Born in Noyon, France, Calvin received a *humanist education in law at Paris, Orléans and Bourges, where he was influenced by the *devotio moderna, which emphasized *piety and spiritual revival within the church. Calvin studied the writings of Desiderius *Erasmus, Martin *Luther
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John Calvin
TheologiansJohn CalvinFather of the Reformed faith“I labored at the task [writing The Institutes] especially for our Frenchmen, for I saw that many were hungering and thirsting after Christ and yet that only a few had any real knowledge of him.”With his brother and sister and two friends,