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Guillaume Farel

(1489–1565), Reformer. He came under the influence of J. Faber (Stapulensis) and adopted Protestantism in the early 1520s. He prepared the first Protestant liturgy in French and ...

Farel, Guillaume

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

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..., Guillaume ( 1489–1565 ), French Protestant reformer, associated with Jacques Lefèvre d'Étaples , with whom he worked in Meaux in the reform movement inaugurated by Bishop Guillaume Briçonnet . In 1524 he was obliged to flee, and settled in Basel, where his attacks on Erasmus led to his expulsion. He subsequently lived in Neuchâtel ( 1530 ), where he introduced the Reformation, and then moved to Geneva, where, together with Pierre Viret , he persuaded John Calvin to settle. When Farel and Calvin were forced to leave Geneva in 1538 , Farel...

Farel, Guillaume

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (3 rev. ed.)

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...de Suisse, de France et d'Italie (by C. Schnetzler and others), ed. by the Comité Farel (Neuchâtel and Paris, 1930), and D. Nauta (Amsterdam, 1978). Actes du Colloque Guillaume Farel, Neuchâtel, 29 septembre-1 e octobre 1980, ed. P. Barthel and others (Cahiers de la Revue de Théologie et de Philosophie, 9; 2 vols., Geneva, etc., 1983), with catalogue of Farel's correspondence, 2, pp. 13–104, and bibl. of his works, pp. 105–45. H. Heyer , Guillaume Farel: Essai sur le développement des idées théologiques (thesis, Geneva, 1872; Eng. tr., Texts...

Farel, Guillaume

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation

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...Barthel, Pierre , Rémy Scheurer , and Richard Stauffer , eds. Actes du colloque Guillaume Farel, Neuchâtel, 29 septembre-1er octobre 1980 . 2 vols. Cahiers de la Revue de Théologie et de Philosophie no. 9. Geneva, 1983. Collection of articles on Farel's contacts with other reformers, his thought, and (vol. 2) a repertory of Farel's correspondence and bibliography of his printed works which entirely supersedes the information in the Farel Biography . Guillaume Farel, 1489–1565: Biographie nouvelle écrite … par un groupe d'historiens, professeurs et...

Farel, Guillaume

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The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French

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..., Guillaume ( 1489–1565 ). A disciple of Lefèvre d'Étaples and member of the Evangelical Groupe de Meaux. He settled in Geneva, where he persuaded Calvin to establish himself in 1536 . Having been expelled from Geneva with Calvin, he worked principally from Neuchâtel as an active organizer of the Reformation . He was a vehement preacher and left many doctrinal works in Latin and French. [ Peter France...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (3 ed.)

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..., Guillaume ( 1489–1565 ), Reformer . He came under the influence of J. Faber (Stapulensis) and adopted Protestantism in the early 1520s. He prepared the first Protestant liturgy in French and in 1529 published his famous Sommaire , a declaration of Protestant belief. He introduced the Reformation in Neuchâtel in 1530 , and with P. Viret established it in the Canton of Vaud and in 1534–6 in Geneva . He later returned to Neuchâtel, where he put into practice the Genevan Reformation...

Guillaume Farel

Guillaume Farel  

(1489–1565), Reformer. He came under the influence of J. Faber (Stapulensis) and adopted Protestantism in the early 1520s. He prepared the first Protestant liturgy in French and in 1529 published his ...
25 The History of the Book in Switzerland

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... 1479 ), Jean Belot (from 1497 ), and Wigand Köln (from 1521 ) were the chief Geneva printers in the following decades; but the Geneva book trade would no doubt have remained in the shadow of that of Lyons if it had not been for the Reformation. Called to Geneva by Guillaume Farel , Jean Girard (from 1536 ; d. 1558 ) became the chief printer of the works of Calvin. As the Protestant Rome, Geneva saw the publication of many important works of reformed religion, particularly bibles and *psalters , although the first French Protestant translation of...

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 ...
Pierre Toussain

Pierre Toussain  

(1499–1573), pastor of the church of Montbéliard from 1535 to 1573.Toussain was first appointed by Duke Ulrich of Württemberg to continue the reform inaugurated in Montbéliard by Guillaume Farel ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Zürich agreement

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...agreement or (Latin) Consensus Tigurinus , 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 Swiss Confederation (represented by Heinrich Bullinger , who was Zwingli 's successor at Zürich). The 26 articles of the Agreement were mainly concerned with the doctrine of the eucharist , articulating Calvin's virtualism in a way that permitted the Zwinglian party to agree without compromising their memorialist...

Evangelicals

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...), most members of the group had been reabsorbed into the Roman Church, though some joined Lutheran or Calvinist sects [ see Reformation ]. Most easily identifiable is the Groupe de Meaux: in 1521 Guillaume Briçonnet brought together in his diocese a number of humanist theologians and preachers, including his mentor Lefèvre d'Étaples , Guillaume Farel , the Hebraist François Vatable , and Gérard Roussel , protégé of Marguerite d'Alençon ( de Navarre ), who took a profound interest in their work and corresponded with Briçonnet on spiritual and...

Genevan catechism

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... was a distillation of the doctrine of Calvin's Institutes , published in French as Instruction et confession de foi dont on use en l'Église de Genève ; the formal Confession of Faith which was published in the spring (on 27 April ) was either the work of Calvin or of Guillaume Farel . All inhabitants of Geneva were required to submit to the teaching of both documents. As this catechism did not insist on Trinitarianism as an essential part of the doctrine of God , it left some room for cautious dissent on this contentious issue. The Catechismus...

Caroli, Pierre

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...1535 and in that of Lausanne in October 1536 , which led to the establishment of the Reformation in the two cities. He became first pastor of Lausanne and married the daughter of a local pastor. The following year he accused Guillaume Farel and John Calvin of denying the divinity of Christ; the Bernese authorities cleared Farel and Calvin of the charge and deposed Caroli. He abandoned his wife and fled to Lyon, where he obtained a papal pardon and restitution of his doctoral status but no job. He was again banished in December 1537 for preaching...

Genevan Catechism

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (3 rev. ed.)

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...369–426. Fr. text of the Catechism repr., with notes by R. Rilliet and T. Dufour (Geneva, 1878). The Confession is repr., with introd. by C. Chimelli in I. Backus and C. Chimelli (eds.), ‘La Vraie Piété’: Divers traités de Jean Calvin et Confession de foi de Guillaume Farel (Histoire et Société, 12; Geneva [1986]), 41–53. Eng. tr. of the Confession in A. C. Cochrane , Reformed Confessions of the 16th Century (1966), 117–26. (2) No copies of the 1542 edn. are known. From the 1545 edn. the Lat. and Fr. texts are pr. among Calvin's works...

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