The Reformers: John Calvin

John Calvin is one of the most significant figures in the Protestant Reformation. Influenced by Martin Luther and others, Calvin adopted Protestant thinking. As persecution against Protestants arose in Paris, he fled to Basel. There he penned his first edition of Institutes of the Christian Religions, one of the most famous theological books ever published. It’s been debated in Christianity since the sixteenth century.

He revised the Olivetan French New Testament in 1542, and the whole Bible in 1546; and the whole Bible again in the 1550s. Calvin said: “Ensure that it not be prohibited nor forbidden that every Christian might read, consider, and hear this holy Gospel freely in his own language.”

To learn more about the Protestant Reformation visit www.museumofthebible.org/reformation.

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