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.
It suggests that educationally these conforming Calvinists
trained soon-to-be Calvinist
preachers from Jesuit materials, despite the terms of the founding of their college.
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.
Predestination is a distinctive topic for Calvinists
, but it is not the most important, as critics like Martz and some historians imply.
Were Dutch Calvinists
, French Huguenots, and Anglican Englishmen on Grand Tour equally mild and gentle in their assessment of Catholic sanctuaries, processions, and rituals?
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.
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.
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.
4) Despite the hostility of the civil and clerical authorities, Calvinists
and even Quakers were fairly well integrated into the social, economic, and even the administrative structures of their local communities and represented a reasonably good cross section of the population during the late seventeenth century.
The only deficiency lies in the unanswered question of how Calvinists
can cooperate through missions.