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 (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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Calvin here launched out into a political speech in exposition of his views.
I made one attempt to hunt up the houses once inhabited by those two disagreeable people, Rousseau and Calvin, but I had no success.
He induced Calvin Thomas, a poor and youthful printer, to publish a small volume of his verses under the title "Tamerlane and Other Poems." In 1829 we find Poe in Baltimore with another manuscript volume of verses, which was soon published.
Just so, too, Jacobus Hugo has satisfied himself that, by Euenis, Homer meant to insinuate John Calvin; by Antinous, Martin Luther; by the Lotophagi, Protestants in general; and, by the Harpies, the Dutch.
A spiritual descendant in the direct line from Wycliff, Huss, Luther, Calvin; an Evangelical of the Evangelicals, a Conversionist, a man of Apostolic simplicity in life and thought, he had in his raw youth made up his mind once for all in the deeper questions of existence, and admitted no further reasoning on them thenceforward.
The frying-pan was invented by Calvin, and by him used in cooking span-long infants that had died without baptism; and observing one day the horrible torment of a tramp who had incautiously pulled a fried babe from the waste-dump and devoured it, it occurred to the great divine to rob death of its terrors by introducing the frying-pan into every household in Geneva.
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.
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. On returning afterward to their native country, they were dissatisfied with the partial reformation, at which, as they conceived, the English establishment had rested; and claiming the privilege of private conscience, upon which alone any departure from the Church of Rome could be justified, they insisted upon the right of adhering to the system of their own preference, and, of course, upon that of non-conformity to the establishment prescribed by the royal authority.
When I rest in perfect humility, when I burn with pure love, what can Calvin or Swedenborg say?
Brock Clarke; WHO ARE YOU, CALVIN BLEDSOE?; Algonquin Books (Fiction: General) 26.95 ISBN: 9781616208219
EIGHTIES pop hero Rick Astley has travelled to Scotland to make a spoof of a bizarre video that Calvin Harris made before he was famous.
PBA commissioner Willie Marcial's decision to slap an indefinite suspension on Phoenix forward Calvin Abueva was the best way to straighten out the Beast's tumultuous basketball career, providing the process to put order back in his life.