John Calvin - Exam

John Calvin - Exam

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  • 'When God wants to judge a nation, he gives them wicked rulers.'
  • John Calvin was a religious leader as well as an influential French Theologian. He he was protestant as he had belief about God that were different to the Roman Catholic Church. 
  • He believed that no person could control what happened. Unlike the Catholic Church John Calvin believed that when you were born it was already decided if you were going to heaven or hell and there was nothing you could do about it as it was God's decision. 
  • John Calvin created a system of government and citizens were forced to attend church. He split Geneva from the Roman Catholic Church. He believed that he knew what was right and that Geneva needed to be guided by himself, not the Catholic Church
  • 'It is good that famous men should be buried in an unmarked grave.'
  • Because John Calvin believed differently to the Catholic Church, he broke away and created his own religion called Calvinism. People began to understand his teachings and also broke away from the church to join Calvinism. 
  • In the 1500s, Calvinism had already spread to Germany, France, The Netherlands, England and Scotland. The religion was expanding and John Calvin was gaining power. He brought profound changes to the reformation. he impacted the reformation as he was an aggressive advocate of Protestantism. 
  • John Calvin wrote a book about what he believed called the Institutions of The Christian Religion. Calvinism is a religion the follows the theological traditions of John Calvin. He was buried in an unmarked grave somewhere in Geneva but the exact location is unknown.
  • Unknown grave of John Calvin
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