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LIBERTY UNIVERSITY BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARYCalvin’s Contribution to Modern ChurchSubmitted to Dr. Gregory Tomlinin partial fulfillment of the requirements for the completion of the courseCHHI 525-B02 LUOHistory of Christianity IIbyDerrick CarrollJune 17, 2018
Table of ContentsIntroduction ...................................................................................................................................1The Need for the Study .................................................................................................................1Thesis Statement ...........................................................................................................................2The Procedure of the Study ..........................................................................................................2Bibliography ..................................................................................................................................22
1IntroductionWith the possible exception of Martin Luther, no Protestant leader in the Sixteenth century left a more indelible mark on Western culture than did Calvin.1While Luther was considered the “wild boar that trampled the Lord’s vineyard”2, Calvin was the “careful thinker who bound the various Protestant doctrines into a cohesive whole.”3 Calvin’s theological convictions have historically caused much academic discussion, dissention and controversy, and the modern evangelical church is currently experiencing resurgence in the adherence to the soteriological doctrines of the Great Reformer of Geneva. The Calvinistic TULIP acrostic; Total depravity, Unconditional Election, Limited Atonement, Irresistible Grace and Perseverance of

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