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Guillaume Farel

(1489—1565)

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Consensus Tigurinus

Consensus Tigurinus  

(Lat., ‘the Zurich Agreement’). The formula of faith agreed upon in 1549 by the representatives of Protestants of French and German Switzerland. They were primarily concerned to set forth a doctrine ...
evangelicalism

evangelicalism  

A predominantly Anglican movement stemming from the mid‐18th cent., originally with links to Whitefield and methodism, its characteristics were Calvinistic with a literalist interpretation of the ...
Geneva

Geneva  

A city in Switzerland, noted in the 17th century for its Protestantism.Geneva bands two white cloth strips attached to the collar of some Protestants' clerical dress, as originally worn by Calvinists ...
Genevan Catechism

Genevan Catechism  

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Two formulas of J. Calvin. (1) Catechismus Genevensis Prior, a compendium of doctrine based on the Institutes, issued in French in 1537. With it were associated other documents, including a ...
John Calvin

John Calvin  

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(1509–64)French Protestant theologian and reformer. He began his theological career in France, but was forced to flee to Basle in Switzerland after embracing Protestantism in the early 1530s. He ...
Pierre Viret

Pierre Viret  

(1511–71),French Protestant reformer, born in Orbe (Vaud, which was then independent of the Swiss Confederation) and educated in Paris, where he became a Protestant. On returning to Orbe in ...
Zürich agreement

Zürich agreement  

A statement of faith agreed in May 1549 by the French Protestants of Geneva and the Swiss Confederation (represented by Calvin and Guillaume Farel) and the German Protestants of the ...

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