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Cal·vin

 (kăl′vĭn), John 1509-1564.
French-born Swiss Protestant theologian who broke with the Roman Catholic Church (1533) and set forth the tenets of his theology, known today as Calvinism, in Institutes of the Christian Religion (1536).

Calvin

, Melvin 1911-1997.
American chemist. He won a 1961 Nobel Prize for discovering the series of chemical reactions in photosynthesis.

Calvin

(ˈkælvɪn)
n
1. (Biography) John,original name Jean Cauvin, Caulvin, or Chauvin. 1509–64, French theologian: a leader of the Protestant Reformation in France and Switzerland, establishing the first presbyterian government in Geneva. His theological system is described in his Institutes of the Christian Religion (1536)
2. (Biography) Melvin. 1911–97, US chemist, noted particularly for his research on photosynthesis: Nobel prize for chemistry 1961

Cal•vin

(ˈkæl vɪn)

n.
1. John (Jean Chauvin or Caulvin), 1509–64, French theologian and reformer in Switzerland: leader in the Protestant Reformation.
2. Melvin, 1911–97, U.S. chemist: Nobel prize 1961.
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Noun1.Calvin - United States chemist noted for discovering the series of chemical reactions in photosynthesis (1911-)
2.Calvin - Swiss theologian (born in France) whose tenets (predestination and the irresistibility of grace and justification by faith) defined Presbyterianism (1509-1564)Calvin - 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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I made one attempt to hunt up the houses once inhabited by those two disagreeable people, Rousseau and Calvin, but I had no success.
While residing on the continent of Europe, they had adopted the principles of the most complete and rigorous reformation, as taught and established by Calvin.
He induced Calvin Thomas, a poor and youthful printer, to publish a small volume of his verses under the title "Tamerlane and Other Poems.
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Under all these sovereigns (to complete our summary of the movement) the more radical Protestants, Puritans as they came to be called, were active in agitation, undeterred by frequent cruel persecution and largely influenced by the corresponding sects in Germany and by the Presbyterianism established by Calvin in Geneva and later by John Knox in Scotland.
When I rest in perfect humility, when I burn with pure love, what can Calvin or Swedenborg say?
Accordingly, Zachman takes upon himself the examination of a number of works that Calvin produced between 1535 and the time of his death including biblical prefaces, Old Testament and New Testament commentaries, theological treatises, and the different editions of the Institutes.
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