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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 ...

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

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...1962); K. McDonnell , OSB, John Calvin, the Church, and the Eucharist (Princeton, NJ, 1967); T. H. L. Parker , Calvin's New Testament Commentaries (1971); id., Calvin's Old Testament Commentaries (Edinburgh, 1986); H. Höpfl , The Christian Polity of John Calvin (Cambridge, 1982); S. E. Schreiner , The Theater of his Glory: Nature and the Natural Order in the Thought of John Calvin (Durham, NC [1991]); R. C. Zachman , The Assurance of Faith: Conscience in the Theology of Martin Luther and John Calvin (Minneapolis [1993]), 91–253. P. W...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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..., John ( 1509–64 ). Christian reformer and theologian. Under Protestant influence in Paris, he experienced a decisive change in religious outlook. Under the threat of persecution, he was forced to leave Paris and spent about three unsettled years travelling between Europe's main cities. During this period he wrote his Psychopannychia ( 1534 ) and the 1st edn. ( 1536 ) of his finest work, the Institutes of the Christian Religion . Passing through Geneva , a city which had already committed itself to reform, Calvin was persuaded to settle there by...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation

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...bei Calvin . Translated by Hans Sayer . Freiburg, 1968. ——. The Young Calvin . Translated by David Foxgrover and Wade Provo . Philadelphia, 1987. Greef, Wulfert de . The Writings of John Calvin: An Introductory Guide . Translated by Lyle D. Bierma . Grand Rapids, Mich., 1993. Hancock, Ralph C. Calvin and the Foundations of Modern Politics . Ithaca, N.Y., 1989. Hesselink, I. John, Jr. Calvin's Concept of the Law . Princeton Theological Monograph Series, vol. 30. Allison Park, Pa., 1992. Hopfl, Harro . The Christian Polity of John Calvin ....

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World Encyclopedia

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..., John ( 1509–64 ) French theologian of the Reformation . He prepared for a career in the Roman Catholic Church but turned to the study of classics. In c .1533 he became a Protestant and began work on his Institutes of the Christian Religion . In this work he presented the basics of what came to be known as Calvinism . To avoid persecution, he went to live in Geneva, Switzerland ( 1536 ), where he advanced the...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Reference and Allusion (3 ed.)

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..., John [People] ( 1509–64 ) A French Protestant theologian and reformer , a leader of the Protestant Reformation in France and Switzerland. > Used in the context of strict puritanism and a rigid moral code (adjective Calvinist ; noun Calvinist ) ‘I never agreed with all that entertainment for the tourists,’ the old man added. ‘At least the gambling and whoring. I'm no Calvinist, but to me that's just dirty money.’ Paul Johnston Body Politic ...

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A Dictionary of World History (3 ed.)

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..., John ( 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 attempted a re-ordering of society on reformed Christian principles, with strong and sometimes ruthless control over the private lives of citizens. From 1541 he lived in Geneva, where he established the first Presbyterian government. He exerted an important influence on the development of Protestant thought; his theological system, Calvinism, was...

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

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..., John ( 1509–64 ), French Reformer and theologian . His sympathy with the Reformation movement led him to leave Paris in 1533 . In 1534 he resigned his ecclesiastical benefices and, under threat of persecution, fled to Basle in 1535 . The first (Latin) edition of Institutes was published there in 1536 . Passing through Geneva later that year, he was persuaded by G. Farel to stay and help organize the Reformation in the city. In 1537 he and Farel drew up articles regulating the organization of the Church and worship. Opposition to their...

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Anthony N. S. Lane

The Oxford Guide to the Historical Reception of Augustine

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... A. N. S. Lane , John Calvin. Student of the Church Fathers (Edinburgh 1999). J. M. J. Lange van Ravenswaay , Augustinus totus noster. Das Augustinverständnis bei Johannes Calvin (Göttingen 1990). R. J. Mooi , Het Kerk- en Dogmahistorisch Element in de Werken van Johannes Calvijn (Wageningen 1962). L. Smits , Saint Augustin dans l’œuvre de Jean Calvin , 2 vols (Assen 1956/7 and...

Calvin, John (Jean)

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The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

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...and human freedom. Barth 's arguments against the possibility of natural theology and insistence on the unique importance of God's self-revelation in Christ lend support to Calvinism. Mr Stephen Priest See also Calvinism . John Calvin , The Institutes of Christian Religion (Grand Rapids, Mich., 1987). Paul Helm , John Calvin's Ideas (Oxford, 2004). Alister E. McGrath (ed.), The Christian Theology Reader (Oxford, 2002), pp....

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Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

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...(John) Calvin ( 1872–1933 ) US Republican statesman and thirtieth president of the USA ( 1923–29 ). Coolidge was born in Plymouth, Vermont, and studied at Amherst College, Massachusetts, before embarking on a legal career in 1895 . Admitted to the bar in 1897 , he set up his practice in Northampton and around the same time began to be involved in politics, soon becoming an active member of the state Republican Party. He served as mayor of Northampton in 1909 and 1910 and was elected to the state senate in 1911 , rapidly rising through the...

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A Dictionary of Political Biography (2 ed.)

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...John Calvin (b. Plymouth, Vermont , 4 July 1872 ; d. Northampton, Massachusetts , 5 Jan. 1933 ) US ; Governor of Massachusetts 1919–20 , Vice-President 1921–3 , President 1923–9 Educated at Black River Academy, a private school, and then at Amherst (after initially failing the entrance examination because of illness), Coolidge trained as a lawyer. His father held public office and the son soon took after the father in getting involved in local politics. He became an active worker for the Republican Party in Massachusetts and was elected...

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A Dictionary of Contemporary World History (5 ed.)

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...Coolidge, John Calvin (b. Plymouth, Vermont , 4 July 1872 ; d. Northampton, Massachusetts , 5 Jan. 1933 ) Governor of Massachusetts 1919–20 , Vice-President 1921–3 , President 1923–9 Educated at Black River Academy, a private school, and then at Amherst (after initially failing the entrance examination because of illness), Coolidge trained as a lawyer. His father held public office and the son soon took after the father in getting involved in local politics. He became an active worker for the Republican Party in Massachusetts and was elected to...

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Oxford Dictionary of Scientific Quotations

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...John Calvin Coolidge 1872 – 1933 American president Wherever we look, the work of the chemist has raised the level of our civilisation and has increased the productive capacity of the nation. White House lawn speech to American Chemical Society, April 1924. Quoted in H. Hale, American Chemistry (1928), 8 work of the chemist work of the ...

Stevens, John Calvin

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The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

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... The Shingle Style: Architectural Theory and Design from Richardson to the Origins of Wright (New Haven, 1955); rev. as The Shingle Style and the Stick Style (New Haven, 1971) J. C. Stevens II and E. G. Shettleworth Jr. : John Calvin Stevens: Domestic Architecture, 1890–1930 (Scarborough, 1990) E. G. Shettleworth Jr. : John Calvin Stevens on the Portland Peninsula 1880 to 1940: A Listing of His Work by Address, Client, and Chronology (Portland, ME, 2003) J. F. O'Gorman and E. G. Shettleworth Jr. : The Maine Perspective: Architectural Drawings,...

Christianity (6c2) – Calvin, John (1509–1564) and the Reformed Tradition

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The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature

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...David N. Field Further Reading Calvin, John . The Acts of the Apostles 14–28 . J. Fraser , tr. In Calvin's Commentaries. D. W. Torrance and T. F. Torrance, eds. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1966. Calvin, John . The Institutes of the Christian Religion . Library of Christian Classics, vol. 20–21. J. T. McNeil , ed. F. L. Battles , tr. Philadelphia: Westminster, 1960. Calvin, John . Calvin's Commentaries . The Library of Christian Classics, vol. 23. J. Haroutunian and L. P. Smith , tr. London: SCM, 1958. Calvin, John . Commentary on the Book of Psalms ,...

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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2015
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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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2005
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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 ...
John Calvin Stevens

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(b Boston, MA, 8 Oct 1855; d Portland, ME, 25 Jan 1940),architect. From 1873 Stevens trained as an architect in the office of Francis H. Fassett (1823–1908). In 1880 ...

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