John Calvin

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Noun1.John Calvin - Swiss theologian (born in France) whose tenets (predestination and the irresistibility of grace and justification by faith) defined Presbyterianism (1509-1564)John 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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This article is a shortened version of an essay that first appeared in German as Hans Rudolf Lavater, "Calvin und die laden Zur Entstehung der Brieve Instruction 1544," in Johannes Calvin 1509.
His excessive dependence on the 1938 study of Wilhelm Kohlfhaus, Die Christusgemeinschaft bei Johannes Calvin is disappointing, as is his somewhat hasty comparison between Bernard and Calvin on the theme of `sanctification', where the sixteenth-century associations of the term tend to be projected onto Bernard, despite his reluctance to use the term in the first place.
Selderhuis, Johannes Calvin (Giltersloh: aitersloher Verlagshaus, 2009), 72f.