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Protestant ReformationZachary GreenCHHI 300-D03April 8, 2019
The Protestant reform movements happened in the 16th-century. They were religious and political challenges to papal authority promoted by Martin Luther, King Henry VII, Ulirich Zwingli, Anabaptists and John Calvin. Overall these reformers have a huge part in Christianity today and the major themes, beliefs and doctrine in the Western Church. During this research paper you will gain a greater understand of the Reformation in the eyes of John Calvin, we are going to take a look at his life in detail, main theological points and significant writings that occurred during the reform movement. BiographyJohn Calvin was born on July 10, 1509 in Noyon, Picardy, France. During his time in Paris, John changed his name from Latin form, Ioannis Calvinus, which in French became Jean Calvin. Calvin’s father Gerard was a very successful lawyer and also looked over the financial responsibilities at church. Gerard was accused of under handed dealings and due to this he was excommunicated. At this time, being excommunicated was one of the worse things that someone could be identified with. Calvin had six siblings, two sisters and three brothers. “Very little is known of Calvin’s mother Jeanne Lefranc but the little we do of her allows us to understand much about him. She was apparently both beautiful and pious, and her deep religious devotions seems to contrast with what appears as mere outward appearance in her husband.”1Calvin had a very intense and interesting path with his studying and education. He began his studying at the age of 14, Calvin went to Paris to study at the College de Marche in preparation for university study. His studies consisted of seven subjects: grammar, rhetoric, logic, arithmetic, geometry, astronomy, and music. Only studying for a few months, John transferred to a more reputable college, Montaigu. Again, John began study at another university.

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