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the theological system of John Calvin and his followers emphasizing omnipotence of God and salvation by grace alone

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Calvinists are predestined, not made, but I certainly have enough Calvinist ancestry to have inherited a predisposition toward it.
Moreover, the Calvinist accusation that the Catholic doctrine of ex opera operato is magical and Deistic is founded on a misconstrual of Catholic teaching: the principle of ex opera operato expresses the instrumental causality of the sacramental rite, but the efficient cause remains the Holy Spirt.
Calvinists in the English church, both puritans and conformists, formed what has been called a "Calvinist consensus," influential at the very center of the Jacobean church, (3) but coming under attack by Laudians from the mid-1620s on.
Despite their dogmatic mistrust against materialism, Calvinists, Lutherans, and Anglicans were soon to invent their own hallowed sites.
s hardy hand of Catholics and Calvinists may indeed contribute in the long run to making a modest difference for civil society.
While the Copts are relatively new to the religious tapestry of North America, the Calvinists established churches and other ethno/religious structures soon after their arrival in Ontario after World War II.
Finally, Moore turns his argument against the view that the later Calvinists departed from Calvin on the atonement--if Calvin did not teach a strictly limited atonement, as is arguable, then later Calvinists like Preston, far from departing from Calvin, returned to him after a Perkinsian detour.
The study found that Dutch Calvinists notice embedded visual patterns quicker than their atheist compatriots.
Such a continuity is possible because Schmidt significantly alters the traditionally perceived sides of the equation: seventeenth-century Calvinists in his study emerge as less punitive with regards to mental infirmity, while Restoration Anglicans more cautiously embrace the merits of medical cures.
My hunch is that because Calvinists added a mark (discipline) to two of Luther's most popular constituents of the church (proclamation of the word and administration of the sacraments) they were important in the development of the idea of marks.
The only deficiency lies in the unanswered question of how Calvinists and non-Calvinists can cooperate through missions.
The Protestant Reformation merely diversified the murderous power-mongering to Lutherans, Calvinists and other ``reformers.
Likewise, Calvin said: "Don't call yourselves Calvinists and don't let other people call you by that name.
The closest Reformation counterpart to today's Islamic fundamentalists were the Calvinists, whose movement arose a few decades after Lutheranism.
They celebrate space, unlike the Calvinists from Switzerland and Holland who like to rationalize it.