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Calvinism and the French Wars of ReligionConcerns with religious use in terms of politics. John Calvin, presebyterian, Anabaptists, look at possible scenarios of FranceI.John Calvin(French) and Religious Politics in Geneva-there is increasing religious diversity, hardening of catholic response to protestantreformation.-there is no sense of loyal opposition.1. John calvin-born in france, associated with Switzerland, and city of geneva. He worked out a way to unite religion and politics together(by forming a theocracy inthe city of geneva), through a protestant framework. His back and his place in historysets him apart from henry Viii, and-a 2ndgeneration reformer, follows in Luthers footsteps, knew about 95 theses, comes from a merchant.-comes from a upwardly mobile family, that thought education is important.-cal expresses interest in theology, but father didn’t want him to do so because of thereligious instability in Europe. So he studies law instead until 1531, dad dies, so he goesback to humanism, studies greek, bible, Hebrew, and goes back to theology.-He goes back to being committed in the footsteps of luther -he disagrees with some of Lutherans theology.-1533-he and his friend nich cop, write the Convocation of student leadership? Thaturges students to follow Protestantism instead of roman Catholicism.After the address, kids got drunk and put graffiti on walls, they left a protestant message, and the principal of the school blames calvin and his friend.1534- calv needs to flee france to basal, here he begins to articulate his position on protestanism, continues until 1536. He is in geneva2.Nicholas cop 3.kking francis I of France-4.The institutes of the Christian religion (1536)=he wants an organized and legalistic religion, he feels that doctrine and practice oforiginal protestanism and roman Catholicism must be made systematic.-practice of good works lead to good faith,
-luther believed only in good faith------------------------------------------------------------------Predestintation and the elect-calv’s theology saying that you are predestined to goto heaven, that god has already chosen the elect people to be saved.-conservatives said that it made people feel like they had no hope.-calvin argued that god was a god of grace, god wanted everyone or hopethat some of them would be elect, you needed to put your faith in god.-how do I know if I elect? These people are those that feel that they areworried, they don’t know that they will be saved or not, they need to be scrutinize.These were the people that worked hard to be saved, that were considered to be elect.-this lead to the idea that in order to receive the sign of elect, you wanted tolive in a world which was religious?----you want to live in a theocracy, if you want to besaved.