JOHN CALVIN - JOHN CALVIN (1509-1564) I. Introduction A....

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JOHN CALVIN (1509-1564) I. Introduction A. Broad Influence B. Popular Picture/Real Calvin 1. Cold, heartless logician 2. Shy, bookish, sickly 3. Difficult to know C. Father of TULIP Theology T - total depravity U - unconditional election L - limited atonement I - Irresistible grace P - Perseverance of the saints D. Second Generation Reformer 1. Luther, Zwingli, Bucer, Farel 2. Failures of others 3. Task of consolidation II. A. Physical size and vitality B. Extravert vs. shy introvert C. Pride in humble beginnings/aristocrat D. Monk, Medieval Man/Christian Humanist E. Different ways of looking at Reform: 1. Luther's "Blessed Insurrection" 2. Calvin's structures ( institutes ) F. Different approaches to Bible 1. Luther: "mays/musts" 2. Calvin: no non-essentials; "Third Use of the Law" III. Calvin's Early Life: A. In the shadow of the cathedral of Noyon B. Mother died when he was very young C. Father self-made man, fiercely ambitious D. Solicitor at Episcopal court, financial agent E. Chaplaincy of an altar (1521, 12 yrs. old) F. Prepares for the priesthood in Paris 1. College de la Marche (Humanism)
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