John Calvin

John Calvin (/ˈkælvɪn/;[1] French: Jean Calvin [ʒɑ̃ kalvɛ̃]; born Jehan Cauvin; 10 July 1509 – 27 May 1564) was a French theologian, pastor and reformer in Geneva during the Protestant Reformation. He was a principal figure in the development of the system of Christian theology later called Calvinism, aspects of which include the doctrines of predestination and of the absolute sovereignty of God in salvation of the human soul from death and eternal damnation, in which doctrines Calvin was influenced by and elaborated upon the Augustinian and other Christian traditions. Various Congregational, Reformed and Presbyterian churches, which look to Calvin as the chief expositor of their beliefs, have spread throughout the world.

Calvin was a tireless polemic and apologetic writer who generated much controversy. He also exchanged cordial and supportive letters with many reformers, including Philipp Melanchthon and Heinrich Bullinger. In addition to his seminal Institutes of the Christian Religion, Calvin wrote commentaries on most books of the Bible, confessional documents, and various other theological treatises.

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Name(s):
      John Calvin
Birth:
      July 10, 1509, Noyon, France
Death:
      May 27, 1564, Geneva, Switzerland
Spouse:
      Idelette Calvin (m. 1540–1549)


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Calvinist Reformed Church in Switzerland

John Calvin (born Jean Cauvin) founded the Calvinist Reformed Church in Geneva, Switzerland from a community of French Protestant refugees in 1536. Continue reading

New Testament Translated into English

The New Testament was translated into English by William Tyndale, an English humanist scholar on July 1525 while exiled in Cologne, Germany. Earlier translation were prevented by British Church authorities the German printing was suppressed by their Church officials until the second printing made at Worms and disseminated in 1526. Tyndale was arrested in Antwerp, Belgium while working on the Pentateuch then strangled and burned at the stake on October 6, 1536. There were 50,000 copies of the New Testament in circulation following his death.

Date:
      July, 1525, October 1536, 1526
Name(s):
      William Tyndale

Location:
      Antwerp, Belgium, Cologne, Germany


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  • Bible translations into English – Wikipedia
    Early Modern English Bible translations are of between about 1500 and 1800, the period of Early Modern English. This, the first major period of Bible translation into the English language, began with the introduction of the Tyndale Bible. The first complete edition of his New Testament was in 1526.
  • Tyndale Bible – Wikipedia
    Tyndale Bible. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The beginning of the Gospel of John from a copy of the 1526 edition of William Tyndale’s New Testament at the British Library. The Tyndale Bible generally refers to the body of biblical translations by William Tyndale ( c. 1494–1536).
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  • HISTORY OF BIBLE TRANSLATIONS
    Soon after the publication of Luther’s New Testament an English scholar, William Tyndale, is studying in Wittenberg – where he probably matriculates in May 1524. Tyndale begins a translation of the New Testament from Greek into English. His version is printed at Worms in 1526 in 3000 copies.