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John Calvin
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John Calvin(1509-1564): after Martin Luther, Calvin is the greatest of the Protestant Reformers and one of the most important Christian theologians of all time. As a result of his conversion and the influence of Luther, he fled France arriving at Geneva in 1536 where he published the first edition of his Institutes of the Christian Religion (1536) which was the first systematic defense of the Reformation.


John Calvin


In his consistently Biblical theology the idea of the sovereignty, honor, and glory of God is paramount. Calvin's influence spread throughout Switzerland to the French Huguentos, the Dutch, the Scotch Presbyterians and the English Puritans.

CALVINISM: originated with John

Calvin's interpretation and exposition of scripture found in his Institutes of the Christian Religion (1536). It emphasizes the sovereignty of God in salvation and is closely associated with Puritanism. The Five Points of Calvinism which were drawn up in response to Arminianism are: (1) total depravity; (2) unconditional election; (3) limited atonement; (4) irresistible grace; (5) perseverance of the saints. Presbyterian, various Reformed Churches, and Anglicans have been strongly influenced by Calvinism as a theological system.


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