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John Calvin (/ˈ&ælvɪn&; French: Jean Calvin, announced: [ʒɑ̃ kalvɛ̃]; created Jehan Cauvin: 10 July 1509 – 27 May 1564) was an influential French theologian, pastor and reformer through the Protestant Reformation. He was a main figure in the creation of the method of Christian theology later called Calvinism, aspects of including the doctrines of predestination and also the absolute sovereignty of God in lieu of the human soul from death and eternal damnation, in which doctrines Calvin was influenced by and discriminated upon the Augustinian along with other early Christian traditions. Various Congregational, Reformed, and Presbyterian churches, which look to Calvin because the primary expositor of their beliefs, have spread across the world.
Calvin was a tireless polemic and apologetic writer who made much controversy. He also exchanged cordial and inviting letters that have many reformers, such as Philipp Melanchthon and Heinrich Bullinger. Along with his own seminal Institutes of the Christian Religion, Calvin wrote commentaries on many books of the Bible, confessional documents, and various other theological treatises.
Originally trained as a stunt attorney, he jumped out of the Roman Catholic Church about 1530. After spiritual tensions erupted in widespread mortal violence against Protestant Christians in France, Calvin fled to Basel, Switzerland, where in 1536 he published the first edition of the Institutes. In that same year, Calvin was recruited by Frenchman William Farel to help reform the church from Geneva, in which he frequently preached sermons during the week; however the governing council of this town resisted the implementation of their thoughts, and the two guys were expelled.
In the invitation of Martin Bucer, Calvin jumped to Strasbourg, where he became the minister of a church of French refugees. He continued to support
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