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(1509—1564) French Protestant theologian and reformer

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Among Scottish Presbyterians, the sermon preached before the administration of the Lord's Supper.
Albert Pighi

Albert Pighi  

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(c.1490–1542), Dutch Catholic theologian. His main work, Hierarchiae Ecclesiasticae Assertio (1538), was an elaborate defence of tradition as a source of Christian truth co-ordinate with Scripture; ...
Arminianism

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The doctrine of James Arminius or Harmensen (d. 1609), a Dutch Protestant theologian whose views were opposed to those of Calvin, especially on predestination.
atonement

atonement  

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Reparation, in Christian belief the reconciliation of God and mankind through Jesus Christ. The word comes (in the early 16th century, denoting unity or reconciliation, especially between God and ...
Augustus Montague Toplady

Augustus Montague Toplady  

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(1740–78),is remembered for his hymns, especially ‘Rock of Ages’, published in the Gospel Magazine in 1775.
Bernardino Ochino

Bernardino Ochino  

(1487–1564),Italian Protestant reformer, born in Siena, where he entered the austere Order of Observantine Friars, a reformed Franciscan religious order. He became general of his Order, but in 1534 ...
Book of Psalms

Book of Psalms  

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(Gk., psalmoi, ‘songs accompanied by string music’).The first of the Writings in the Hebrew Bible and nineteenth book in the Christian Old Testament. The Hebrew title is Tehillim (‘songs ...
Calvin, Jean

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(1509–64).

Religious Reformer whose doctrine still exerts a powerful influence, especially in northern Europe and North America. The

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French theologian of the Reformation. He prepared for a career in the Roman Catholic Church but turned to the

Calvin, John

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation

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(Fr., Jean Cauvin; Lat., Johannes Calvinus; 1509–1564), French reformer in Geneva.

He was born on 10 July 1509

Calvin, Jean

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

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(1509–64),

French reformer and theologian, born in Noyon (Picardy) on 10 July 1509, the second son of

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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(1509–64).

Christian reformer and theologian. Under Protestant influence in Paris, he experienced a decisive change in religious outlook.

Calvin, John (Jean)

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The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

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(1509–64).

French theologian. Reformer active in Geneva. A principal founder of Protestantism, his main theological doctrine is

Calvinism

Calvinism  

The Protestant theological system of the French Protestant theologian and reformer John Calvin (1509–64) and his successors, which develops Luther's doctrine of justification by faith alone into an ...
Church of Scotland

Church of Scotland  

The church claims continuity from Ninian and Columba. Although the Scottish Reformation's first impact was Lutheran, the return of John Knox from Geneva in 1559 led to the church's reconstruction on ...
clandestinity

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The celebration of marriages without the cognizance of proper authority. Attempts to deal with the abuse, which was widespread in the Middle Ages, were made by both Catholics and Protestants in the ...
Clément Marot

Clément Marot  

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(c.1497–1544), French poet and translator. His French verse paraphrase of 49 Psalms appeared between 1538 and 1542; it was received with acclaim by the Protestant community and used as a basis by T. ...
Compagnie Des Pasteurs

Compagnie Des Pasteurs  

In creating the Compagnie des Pasteurs (“Company of Pastors”), the Protestants of Geneva broke emphatically with the monarchical model of church government to which their community and most of Europe ...
Conjuration d' Amboise

Conjuration d' Amboise  

(1560), a Huguenot plot possibly led by Louis I de Bourbon, prince of Condé, to capture the youthful King Francis II at the Château d'Amboise and destroy the power of ...
Consensus Genevensis

Consensus Genevensis  

(1552). J. Calvin's reformulation of his teaching on predestination. Directed primarily against A. Pighi, it was also intended to combat H. H. Bolsec and other Protestants who had attacked Calvin's ...

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