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French Presentation

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james cooke

on 26 April 2010

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French Protestantism John Calvin a.k.a. Jean Cauvin Noyon in the Picardy region of France "God by a sudden conversion subdued and brought my mind to a teachable frame, which was more hardened in such matters than might have been expected from one at my early period of life. Having thus received some taste and knowledge of true godliness, I was immediately inflamed with so intense a desire to make progress therein, that although I did not altogether leave off other studies, yet I pursued them with less ardour."
studied law in University of Orleans 1509 - Birth 1532 - 1st Book 1536 - 1st publication of Institutes Conversion in Geneva 1532-1533 - Conversion 1538 - 2nd ed of Institutes widespread influence in Europe 1538 - left for Strasbourg 1541 - returned to Geneva
1564 - death
Influence preached over two thousand sermons His sermons lasted more than an hour and he did not use notes "I have been bereaved of the best friend of my life, of one who, if it has been so ordained, would willingly have shared not only my poverty but also my death. During her life she was the faithful helper of my ministry. From her I never experienced the slightest hindrance." 1549 - wife's death
John Knox Commentaries still used today The Institutes still widely read for theological studies
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