or those seeking to understand Calvinism better, "40 Questions About Calvinism" helps readers understand the key terms, issues, and debates of this highly influential theological viewpoint.
The community was part of a small and isolated Calvinist
Dutch enclave surrounded by Catholic territories, the largest and most important of which was Aachen, a Free Imperial City of the Holy Roman Empire.
Meanwhile, thanks to my alma mater (Princeton) and my employer (Yale), both founded by Calvinists
, I've spent the last thirteen years within easy walking distance of either Jonathan Edwards's grave or a life-size replica thereof.
Cook notes, again, the ways the Calvinists
of Sidney Sussex were "pragmatic conservatives" upset by failures of "personal piety"(i.e.
Predestination is a distinctive topic for Calvinists
, but it is not the most important, as critics like Martz and some historians imply.
(15) Most were fairly moderate-minded Calvinists
with traditional aversion to religious casuistry and fanaticism.
Although these essays will not sway any current policy debates, I agree with Elshtain that S.'s hardy hand of Catholics and Calvinists
may indeed contribute in the long run to making a modest difference for civil society.
This paper explores the stages of ethnic and religious adaptation and transformation of two immigrant groups: Christian Orthodox Egyptians--Copts--and Dutch Canadian Calvinists
. 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.
Kingdom's essay on the Jacques Royer affair, a French religious controversy of the early seventeenth century, makes clear that Calvinists
could all draw on Calvin's writings or his actual practices, and still arrive at different conclusions regarding ecclesiology from this evidence.
The study found that Dutch Calvinists
notice embedded visual patterns quicker than their atheist compatriots.
The authors seem to struggle to locate the reason for the popularity of the idea of "marks." 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.
Luther said: "Whatever you do don't call people Lutherans." Likewise, Calvin said: "Don't call yourselves Calvinists
and don't let other people call you by that name." What they both preferred was the term "evangelical" because their movements were not trying to form a distinctive ecclesiastical pressure group; rather, what they were trying to do was to follow the gospel.
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.
Neither the Calvinists
nor the liberal bureaucrats issuing the welfare cheques have, it will be noted, ever produced a St.