Calvinism - o Calvinism Calvin believed that God selects certain people to do his work and that he was selected to reform the church Under John Calvin

Calvinism - o Calvinism Calvin believed that God selects...

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o Calvinism Calvin believed that God selects certain people to do his work and that he was selected to reform the church. Under John Calvin, Geneva became "a city that was a church" (a theocracy), in which the state was subordinate to the church. Calvin's central ideas, expressed in The Institutes of Christian Religion, were his belief in the omnipotence of God, the insignificance of humanity, and predestination. Austere living and intolerance of dissenters characterized Calvin's Geneva. The Genevan Consistory monitored the private morals of citizens. Michael Servetus was burned at the stake for denying the Christian dogma of the Trinity and rejecting child baptism. Calvinists did not view women much differently than Catholics: women were to be obedient to their husbands--and unmarried

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