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p. 11. Calvinism: what’s in a name?locked

  • Jon Balserak

Abstract

The roots of Calvinism are found in 16th-century Zurich and Geneva, which became major centres for Reformation under the guidance of Ulrich Zwingli, John Calvin, and Heinrich Bullinger. They believed that Aurelius Augustine (354–430), who stressed the greatness and incomprehensibility of God, was the pre-eminent interpreter of Christian theology. ‘Calvinism: what’s in a name?’ explains the general philosophy of Calvinism and describes its spread from Zurich and Geneva throughout Europe, into the New World, and eventually Africa, the Far East, and the southern hemisphere. It also considers the impact of Calvinism and explains why some of its claims have been seen as provocative and socially disruptive.

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