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John Calvin's Geneva

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Jesse Zientek

on 28 April 2010

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Pre-Calvin Geneva John Calvin's Geneva Before Geneva was visited by John Calvin, it was a very corrupt city, and was not unlike modern day Las Vegas. The church was not a strong influence in the people's lives giving no order to the city. The Life of John Calvin Opposition Towards Calvin John Calvin's Reforms THE RAP OF CALVIN The Catholic Church Also, Calvin's first trip to Geneva was unsuccessful, he was sent out of town. But after only two years he came back and began reforming the city. He believed in the absolute power of god. Ecclestial Ordinances
November 20, 1541 Pastors to preach and administer sacraments Doctors to instruct believers in faith
Elders to provide discipline Deacons to care for the poor and needy The Theocracy of Geneva
There were fines for gambling and public drunkeness.
No eating rich foods.
Church on Sunday.
No playing cards.
Curfew of nine pm.
Adulterers were beheaded or drowned Everyone had to be protestant by law John was born in France and raised Roman-Catholic. His father wanted him to become a priest in the town of Noyon where he was born. When he was 14 he traveled to Paris for education. July 10, 1509- May 27, 1564 By 1528 his father had changed his mind, John would study law, not theology. During Calvin's education he met a few friends that believed in protestantism, laying the groundwork for his eventual conversion. He later traveled to Geneva to begin his reform work. John also added more hymns and music to the church He preached over two-thousand sermons in Geneva, two every sunday and most weekdays.
The sermons would be from his memory and usually last about an hour.
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