John Calvin was nothing but considered to be a theologian, biblical exegete, pastor, and tireless apologist for Reformed Christianity, and had ranked among the most important thinkers in church history. His theological mind and work, biblical commentaries, tracts, treatises, sermons, and letters helped in establishing the Reformation as a lawful and flourishing religious movement throughout Europe. No other theologians believed to be acclaimed or assailed as much as Calvin.
Calvinism has made nothing but spawning movements and sparking controversy throughout the centuries. You will also find that some wars have been fought both to defend and destroy it, and its later proponents had begun political and theological revolutions in Western Europe and America. The wideness of the engagement with his works since they first had appeared four centuries ago—and their continuous publication since then—testifies to Calvin’s significance and lasting value for the church today. philosophy Christians from the twenty-first century that ignored Calvin’s writings do so at their own peril.
You believe it or not John Calvin was born some time back on July 10, 1509, in Noyan, France. He had started his work in the church at the age of twelve, perceiving and intending on his father’s request to train for the priesthood. Calvin had attended the College de la Marche in Paris, prior to study law at the University of Orleans in 1526. He kept continuing his studies at the University of Bourges. Later on in 1532, Calvin’s first published work had come out for public knowledge: a commentary on Seneca’s De Clementia.
Calvin had also been found busy in introducing new forms of church government and liturgy, despite the strenuous opposition of several powerful families in the city who eventually tried to curb his power. During this span, Michael Servetus, a Spaniard termed as both Catholics and Protestants as having heterodox views, arrived in Geneva. He was denounced by Calvin and executed by the city council. Later on, through in fluxing supportive refugees and new elections to the city council, Calvin’s opponents were forced to be out. Calvin had spent his final years promoting the Reformation both in Geneva and throughout Europe.