12_John Calvin

12_John Calvin - John Calvin 1509-1564 For the Glory of God...

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John Calvin 1509-1564 For the Glory of God
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A Second Generation Reformer 1509 – Born in Noyon, France 1523 – Enrolled in the university in Paris in order to study for the priesthood. 1526-28 – Enrolled in the University of Orléans in order to become a lawyer. Somewhere between 1527-1534 , Calvin experiences a conversion to the Protestant faith. 1537 – Arrives in Geneva, Switzerland Reformation already underway and is led by Guillaume Farel. Farel confronts Calvin and threatens Calvin to assist him in the Genevan reformation or face divine judgment. In 1538 , Farel and Calvin are kicked out of Geneva over a conflict with civilian authorities concerning who had the power of excommunication. 1541 – Invited back to Geneva in order to respond to Cardinal Sadoleto, who was “wooing” Geneva to come back to the Catholic Church. In 1553 , Calvin involved in the execution of the anti-trinitarian, Michael Servetus.
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Calvin’s Books Commentaries OT: Pentateuch, Joshua, Psalms, Isaiah NT: All books except Revelation and 2-3 John Institutes of the Christian Religion 1536-1559: 8 Latin editions (5 French editions) Title of the 1536 edition: The Basic Teaching of the Christian Religion comprising almost the whole sum of godliness and whatever is necessary to know on the doctrine of salvation. A newly published work very well worth reading by all who are studious of godliness. A Preface to the most Christian King of France, offering to him this book as a confession of faith by the author, Jean Calvin of Noyon. Two Purposes First edition – basic theology primer for the Christian laity Pocket-sized Instant success Second-Eighth editions – theological tome for the instruction of ministers providing a guide for the study of the Scriptures
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The Theology of Calvin from the Institutes Book 1 – Knowledge of God True piety is based upon our knowledge of God and our knowledge of ourselves. Two sources of our knowledge of God: Before the Fall – Creation After the Fall – Scripture After the Fall, humanity has become idolaters, worshipping the creation over the Creator and thus needing special revelation to order a person’s distorted knowledge from creation. Its
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