John Calvin

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Swiss theologian (born in France) whose tenets (predestination and the irresistibility of grace and justification by faith) defined Presbyterianism (1509-1564)

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A tragic experience in an Israeli prison cell that night sparked a chain of events which would turn the teenager's belief system on its head, leading him to convert to Christianity and change his name to John Calvin, after the 16th century French theologian.
or a slavish devotion to bureaucratic stipulations as in the case that has ensnared John Calvin.
Anne Lock's small octavo volume, Sermons of John Calvin, upon the songe that Ezechias Made, was entered into the Stationers' Register on 15 January 1560, and it was the first new translation of a work by Calvin to appear in print after Queen Elizabeth's accession.
An appendix presents an excerpt from a drama--The Star and the Stake (1975) by the Hungarian writer Andras Suto (1927-2006)--portraying a clash between John Calvin and Michael Servetus that is set in Paris during the year 1533.
John Calvin was a major figure in the Protestant Reformation and his teachings would influence not only key members of his generation, but would continue to wield great authority, provide enduring inspiration, and impact the beliefs for his followers down to the present generation.
John Calvin, a French theologian of the Protestant Reformation, publishes his groundbreaking Institutes of the Christian Religion, in Basel, Switzerland, in which he expounds the Calvinist doctrine of predestination, justification by faith alone and the supremacy of God in selecting individuals for salvation.
Making use of Max Weber's theory of ideal types, the author offers an in-depth study of the ethics and ecclesiology of Martin Luther, John Calvin, Karl Barth, and Dietrich Bonhoeffer.
Bouwsma in the Encyclopaedia Britannica Online says Calvinism is "the theology advanced by John Calvin .
The book series is one element of the broader Calvin Quincentenary, an international, multidisciplinary, and nondenominational celebration of the life and work of John Calvin, corresponding to the five-hundredth anniversary of his 1509 birth.
Your correspondent Antony Percy (Letters, October 2009) presumably shares the notion that John Calvin was an 'enemy of the human race'.
These include painted inn signs, intricately carved wooden doors and two columns from the original library of the Academy founded by John Calvin in 1559.
NOT many people seem to know that this year of 2009 marks the 500th anniversary of the birth of the great Protestant reformer John Calvin.
Zachman's Image and Word in the Theology of John Calvin constitutes a major revision of a longstanding assumption regarding Calvin's theology of divine self-manifestation.
Anna Case-Winters, professor of theology at McCormick Theological Seminary, takes this charge seriously and responds by developing a Christian theology of nature with guidance from the theology of John Calvin and process-panentheism.
David Cornick devotes considerable attention to the life and work of John Calvin as the seminal figure of the tradition.