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John Calvin’s Dying Words

It’s said that the last thing Calvin whispered right before he died was the following enigmatic sentence: Karl Barth, shut up!  You don’t know me, bro.  You don’t know me at all. No one at his bedside understood- but we … Continue reading

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Get Off My Back, Calvin…

It behooves us to conform ourselves to His example, striving to do good to those who are unworthy of it, just as He causes his sun to shine on the evil and the good. Thus hatred and Christianity are things … Continue reading

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Calvin, Again, To the Christian Faced with Moral Evil

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John Calvin on Defending the Defenseless

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On the Anniversary of John Calvin’s Death

Here are a few things to read.  And here’s a gallery of Calvin stuff to enjoy:  

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The Day Calvin Died

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The Anniversary of the Death of John Calvin

Calvin died on 27 May, 1564; aged 54 years, 10 months, 17 days.  He was a young man.  Or at most a young middle aged man. He died poor in material wealth: “He left behind him only $170 in money; but … Continue reading

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Calvinus frater in Domino: Papers of the Twelfth International Congress on Calvin Research

The 16th century Reformer John Calvin is an outstanding personality. That’s why the international Calvin Congress convenes every four years to share insights in the theology and context of his person. Whether it is about the relation between Christianity and … Continue reading

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Calvin’s Last Days

“The day,” continues Beza, “on which he died, namely May 27th, he seemed to suffer less, and even to speak with greater ease; but this was the last effort of nature. In the evening, about eight o’clock, the sure signs … Continue reading

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The Church in the Genevan Confession of John Calvin

While there is one only Church of Jesus Christ, we always acknowledge that necessity requires companies of the faithful to be distributed in different places. Of these assemblies each one is called Church. But in as much as all companies … Continue reading

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Calvin Writes About his Future Wife…

Such a romantic soul…  He wrote, on May 19, 1539, “Remember what I expect from one who is to be a companion through life. I do not belong to the class of loving fools, who, blinded by passion, are ready to … Continue reading

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Calvin on the Schismatics and their Insulting Words About Zwingli and Oecolampadius

Melanchthon showed Calvin an anti-Zwingli anti-Oecolampadius pamphlet written by a schismatic and Calvin remarked What good purpose could it serve to assault the Zwinglians every third line, and to attack Zwingli himself in such an unmannerly style?   And not … Continue reading

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A Visit to the ‘Calvinist Amusement Park’

I want to go-

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Don’t You Wish The Rules of Calvin’s Geneva Were Universally In Force?

SERMONS 1. Everyone in each house is to come on Sundays, unless it be necessary to leave someone behind to take care of children or animals, under penalty of 3 sous. 2. If there be preaching any weekday, arranged with … Continue reading

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Calvin’s Earliest Letter

Calvin lost his father at an early age, as we learn from one of his letters. According however to Beza’s account, it happened when Calvin was about twenty-three years old, and was studying at Bourges, that is, three years later … Continue reading

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Calvin Was a Sickly Lad

And he said so to his friends fairly regularly.  So, for instance, he writes to Viret, “When our Merlin came yesterday, he found me in bed: I was suffering from a headache; for three days I had struggled against it, … Continue reading

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Calvin and His Debilitating Migraines

“When our Merlin came yesterday, he found me in bed: I was suffering from a headache; for three days I had struggled against it, but the disorder at last conquered. Nevertheless I got up and went to the messenger from … Continue reading

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Calvin’s Deathbed Farewell Speech to the Ministers of Geneva

Spoken on 28 April, 1564- “ ‘Brethren, after I am dead, persist in this work, and be not dispirited; for the Lord will save this Republic and Church from the threats of the enemy. Let dissension be far away from you, … Continue reading

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As Calvin’s Death Approached…

On April 28, 1564, less than a month before his death, … all the ministers under the jurisdiction of Geneva came to him, and he addressed them to the following effect: “Stand fast, my brethren, after my decease, in the … Continue reading

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