John Calvin (/ˈkælvɪn/; 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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July 10, 1509, Noyon, France
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Aug 13, 2019 – John Calvin, Martin Luther’s successor as the preeminent Protestant theologian, made a powerful impact on the fundamental doctrines of Protestantism. … Born in France in 1509, theologian/ecclesiastical statesman John Calvin was Martin Luther’s successor as the preeminent Protestant …
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Aug 16, 2019 – John Calvin, French Jean Calvin, or Cauvin, (born July 10, 1509, Noyon, Picardy, France—died May 27, 1564, Geneva, Switzerland), theologian and ecclesiastical statesman. He was the leading French Protestant Reformer and the most important figure in the second generation of the Protestant Reformation.
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Oct 26, 2018 – John Calvin (1509–1564) is easily the most important Protestant theologian of all time and remains one of the truly great men who have lived.
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John Calvin was a major figure in the Protestant Reformation. He wrote an important book called Institutes of the Christian Religion, and the…
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John Calvin (July 10 1509 – May 27 1564) was a major French Protestant theologian during the Protestant Reformation; he is renowned for his teaching and …