You're here: oChristian.com » Articles Home » John Calvin, Page 1

John Calvin
1509-1564

      Founder of Calvinism. John Calvin, a French scholar who became a leading preacher and dominant force in the Reformation of the 16th Century, studied at the University of Paris and at the University of Orleans. He became dissatisfied with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church and allied himself with the cause of the Protestant Reformation in 1532.

      When the king of France decided to settle the religious question in his country in favor of the Catholics, Calvin fled to Geneva, Switzerland, where his writings and lectures made Geneva the Rome of Protestantism. His institutes of the Christian religion became the basis for the Presbyterian way of thought and church life. Calvinism is the main doctrine of the Presbyterian and Reformed Churches.

Showing 1 to 5 of 5 items.

Loading

Book
Institutes of the Christian Religion: Prefatory - Table of Contents
       INSTITUTES OF THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION By John Calvin Translated by HENRY BEVERIDGE A New Translation by Henry Beveridge, Esq The Institution of The Christian Religion, written in Latin, by master John Calvin, and translated into English according to the authors last edition. Seen and allowed according to the order appointed in the Q ...read
Book
Institutes of the Christian Religion: Book 1 - Table of Contents
       INSTITUTES OF THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION BOOK FIRST. OF THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD THE CREATOR ARGUMENT. The First Book treats of the knowledge of God the Creator. But as it is in the creation of man that the divine perfections are best displayed, so man also is made the subject of discourse. Thus the whole book divides itself into two principa ...read
Book
Institutes of the Christian Religion: Book 2 - Table of Contents
       INSTITUTES OF THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION BOOK SECOND. OF THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD THE REDEEMER, IN CHRIST, AS FIRST MANIFESTED TO THE FATHERS, UNDER THE LAW, AND THEREAFTER TO US UNDER THE GOSPEL. ARGUMENT. The First Part of the Apostles' Creed--viz. the knowledge of God the Creator, being disposed of, we now come to the Second Part, which re ...read
Book
Institutes of the Christian Religion: Book 3 - Table of Contents
       INSTITUTES OF THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION BOOK THIRD. THE MODE OF OBTAINING THE GRACE OF CHRIST. THE BENEFITS IT CONFERS, AND THE EFFECTS RESULTING FROM IT. ARGUMENT. The two former Books treated of God the Creator and Redeemer. This Book, which contains a full exposition of the Third Part of the Apostles' Creed, treats of the mode of proc ...read
Book
Institutes of the Christian Religion: Book 4 - Table of Contents
       INSTITUTES OF THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION BOOK FOURTH. OF THE HOLY CATHOLIC CHURCH ARGUMENT. In the former Books an exposition has been given of the three parts of the Apostles' Creed concerning God the Creator, the Redeemer, and the Sanctifier. It now remains to treat, in this last Book, of the Church and the Communion of Saints, or of th ...read

Like This Page?


© 1999-2016, oChristian.com. All rights reserved.