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  • Series: Why I Am A Little Bit Reformed image

    Series: Why I Am A Little Bit Reformed

    This series looks in depth at the history of the reformation and the lessons that can be learned from it. Read more
  • Why I Am A Little Bit Reformed: Conclusions image

    Why I Am A Little Bit Reformed: Conclusions

    So, in conclusion, why am I Reformed? There is much more I could have said (and may do at a later date) about Calvin’s theology and about other Reformed pastors in the... Read more
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    Calvinism’s Civil War

    During the brief reign of Francis II (July 1559 – December 1560) the French court was increasingly dominated by the king's uncles, the Guise. It was in this period... Read more
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    “The fire is lit…”

    After 1555, Calvin did a great deal to support the Reformed Churches in Calvin's country of origin. In 1555 the first Genevan trained pastor, Jacques L'Anglois, was sent... Read more
  • The Spread of Calvinism image

    The Spread of Calvinism

    There are a number of factors that help explain the success of Calvinism in France between 1555 and 1562. Printing was a vital means of communicating Reformation truth... Read more
  • Church-Planting in France and Beyond image

    Church-Planting in France and Beyond

    Geneva, despite its problems was the ideal base from which Calvin could exercise his ministry. It was French speaking but, as a Swiss city, was safe ground, free from... Read more
  • Geneva: A Blueprint for Reform image

    Geneva: A Blueprint for Reform

    Geneva was the base from which Calvin ministered for 25 years. He arrived there in August 1536 intending only to spend the night in the city. There was no reason for him... Read more
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    Calvinism and the Glory of God

    By the time Calvin published the definitive edition of the Institutes some 23 years later after the original 1536 edition, after undergoing five revisions and... Read more
  • Theology and Preaching in Calvin’s Ministry image

    Theology and Preaching in Calvin’s Ministry

    Above everything else he achieved theologically, it was the Institutes which first established Calvin's theological reputation, and it is the Institutes which still... Read more
  • Why I am a little bit Reformed at least image

    Why I am a little bit Reformed at least

    (...actually quite a lot come to think of it!) Matt Hosier’s recent paper published on this website “Why we might not be as Reformed as we think we are” was a... Read more