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Sketch early life of John Calvin with major dates
Born 1509, University for priesthood 1523, University for Law 1528, Father died 1531 – back to university for theology, converted 1532-34 and resigned his benefice to study and travel, studying Hebrew and preparing the French Bible for publication
Sketch life of John Calvin from first Institutes through Farel with major dates
1536 in Basel, composed 6 chapter manual about evangelical faith at age 27, became unsafe to remain in France - departed for Strassburg with detour through Geneva - Farel compelled him to stay. Both kicked out in 1537.
Sketch life of John Calvin from Strassburg to his death, with major dates
went to Strassburg in 1537 after being expelled from Geneva, meets Martin Brucer, shepherds the French Protestant refuges there, marries Idelette de Bure in 1540, returns to Genevain 1541 and stays until his death in 1564, Geneva prospered and became a center for the protestant reformation.
John Calvin born
July 10, 1509 in Noyon France
Born July 10, 1509
John Calvin
Calvin’s father was a
lawyer
At age 14 John Calvin was sent to
University of Paris in preparation for the priesthood
Calvin’s father died in
1531
Calvin probably converted in
1532-34
Calvin’s quote regarding his conversion
“He tamed to teachableness a mind too stubborn for its years.”
Calvin resigned his benefice from the Catholic Church and his office as priest in
1534
What Calvin did after he resigned his benefice from the Catholic Church
study and travel, settled in Basel where he studied Hebrew and prepared the French Bible for publication
First edition of the institutes was this
a booklet with six chapters designed as an elementary manual for general readers who wanted to know something about the evangelical faith.
First edition of institutes published in
1536
Calvin was this age when first edition of Institutes was published
27
Years Calvin was in Geneva the first time
1536-38
Why Calvin ended up in Geneva the first time
unsafe to stay in France after publication of Institutes, so he departed for Strassburg, taking a detour through Geneva. Met William Farel who had led the city to independence from French Roman Catholic control and wanted Calvin to help with the pastoral work.
When Calvin was asked to stay in Geneva the first time, he protested because he saw himself as a
scholar and writer, not a pastor or administrator.
How Farel eventually convinced Calvin to stay in Geneva
swore an oath that God would curse Calvin’s studies if he continued to Strassburg. Calvin was moved to terror by the fiery Farel.
Calvin and Farel organized Geneva so that this was the central focus
preaching and teaching the Word of God.
Calvin and Farel were kicked out of Geneva in
November of 1537
November of 1537
Calvin and Farel kicked out of Geneva
Calvin saw his banishment from Geneva as
God mercifully releasing him from pasturing
In Strassburg, Calvin lodged with a warm-hearted pastor named
Martin Brucer
Martin Brucer
the pastor in Strassburg who had such an effect on Calvin’s life.
Bucer asked Calvin to
take care of the French speaking Protestant refuges that attended his church.
With this group of people, Calvin matured in his skills as a shepherd
the French speaking Protestant refuges he shephereded in Strassburg.
Calvin married in
1540 in Strassburg
Calvin married her
a widow named Idelette de Bure
Calvin returned and lived in Geneva again in these years
1541-1564
Calvin returned to Geneva in 1541 because
the town council sent a delegation to ask him to do so
When Calvin returned to Geneva the second time he stayed for
23 years until his death in 1564
During the 23 years Calvin served in Geneva the town
prospered and became a center for the protestant Reformation
Who was Michael Servetus?
A young heretic who was most known for his denial of the biblical doctrine of the Trinity and his published anti-Trinitarian book called “The Errors of the Trinity.”
Michael Servetus was sought for imprisonment by
both Protestant and RCC officials.
Servetus was burned at the stake in
1553
Servetus’ execution has led to the severest slander against Calvin because of
his support of the widely held belief of the time that unrepentant heretics should be executed.
Calvin’s main contributions to the Protestant Reformation
1)systematic theology found in the Institutes shaped Reformers throughout Europe 2)laid out basic structure of Presbyterian church government 3)discussed the separate, God given jurisdictions of the church and state 4) developed biblical idea of serving God in all areas of life 5) presented Christ’s work under the rubrics of the three-fold office of Prophet, Priest, and King 6) related whole experience of salvation specifically to the working of the HS and contemplated orderly progress of the HS’s specific work in applying salvation
Outline the development of Calvin’s Institutes
1536 written as little booklet with six chapters, 1559 had grown to four books and 80 chapters, Calvin wrote in Latin and translated into French, didn’t revise but expanded and rearranged as he continued to study scripture and the church fathers
Outline the content of Calvin’s Institutes
Opening chapter presents the basic plan of the book as being to explore two general subjects, creator and creatures. Explores relationship between God and man. Biblical (nearly 7000 ref. To scripture) and systematic – tremendous ability to arrange theology in an orderly fashion.
Scottish Reformer who lived from 1514-1572
John Knox
Lived from 1514 to 1572
John Knox
Scottish Reformer
John Knox
John Knox lived
1514-1572
John Knox served as all these things before becoming the famous protestant reformer
priest, notary, tutor, and bodyguard for reformer and aristocrat George Wishart
Served as priest, notary, tutor, and bodyguard for reformer and aristocrat George Wishart
John Knox
John Knox was bodyguard to
George Wishart
Knox retreated to St. Andrew’s Castle after
Wishart’s martyrdom
Knox retreated to St. Andrew’s Castle after Wishart’s martyrdom in
1546
1546
Knox retreated to St. Andrew’s Castle after Wishart’s martyrdom
Knox went to England and preached during reign of Edward VI but fled when
“Bloody Mary” came to power.
Knox went to England and preached during reign of
Edward VI but fled when “Bloody Mary” came to power.
Went to England and preached during reign of Edward VI but fled when “Bloody Mary” came to power
John Knox
Knox became pastor of English congregation in Frankfurt in 1554
but a dispute over the Book of Common Prayer led to his ouster and was also the beginning of the Puritan (Knox’s view) and Anglican controversy.
Knox became pastor of English congregation in Frankfurt in 1554 but a dispute over
the Book of Common Prayer led to his ouster and was also the beginning of the Puritan (Knox’s view) and Anglican controversy.
Knox became pastor of English congregation in Frankfurt in 1554 but a dispute over the Book of Common Prayer led to
his ouster and was also the beginning of the Puritan (Knox’s view) and Anglican controversy.
1554
Knox became pastor of English congregation in Frankfurt but a dispute over the Book of Common Prayer led to his ouster and was also the beginning of
In 1556 Knox became pastor of
the English congregation in Geneva.
In 1556 Knox became pastor of the English congregation in
Geneva.
1556
Knox became pastor of the English congregation in Geneva.
Knox wrote
The First Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monstrous Regiment of Women, arguing that female sovereignty was against both natural and divine law.
Knox wrote The First Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monstrous Regiment of Women, arguing
that female sovereignty was against both natural and divine law.
Wrote The First Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monstrous Regiment of Women, arguing that female sovereignty was against both natural and divine law
John Knox
Knox returned to Scotland in 1559 and wrote
the Scots Confession, the First Book of Discipline, and History of the Reformation of Religion Within The Realm of Scotland.
Knox returned to Scotland in
1559
Wrote the Scots Confession, the First Book of Discipline, and History of the Reformation of Religion Within The Realm of Scotland
John Knox
Preached powerful sermons in plain language
John Knox
John Knox died in
1572
1572
John Knox died