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  • We shall call him John.
  • Martin Luther is right, the ways of the church are wrong! Ceremonies devised by men are placed in the same rank as the mysteries of Christ. This abuse of God's sacraments is intolerable.
  • I will help this town reform!
  • Yes, please help us!
  • John Calvin was born on the 10th of July 1509 in Picardy, France.
  • Ahhhh finally a town that is perfect! 
  • What?! Where will I go?
  • We are the council of this city and we do not accept what you are doing! You must leave now.
  • As soon as John turned 14 he began to study. He studied grammar, rhettoric, logic, arithmetic, geometry, astronomy, music, and civil law in New Orleans. When John was studying he discovered the work of Martin Luther and became intruiged. As he read more of Luther's work he became more involved in the reformation world and in around 1529 he became a reformer.
  • Now that I have a beautful wife and am happy, I can continue my mission to reform.
  • Well all of the townsfolk support you fully, whatever you wish to do.
  • In July 1536 whilst John was travelling to a town named Strasbourg he came across Genova, a town that was attempting to reform.
  • We must pursue holiness and remember that God is our supreme authority! God has more power than anyone.
  • In 1536, thanks to John's help, Genova adopted religious reform; Monastries were dissolved, mass was abolished and Papal auhority was renounced.
  • After being kicked out of Genova, John decided he would continue his journey to Strasbourg. When he arrived he began to pastor and met a woman named Idellete de Bure, whom he maried.
  • In Strasbourg John set up his own model for liturgy. This model later became known as Calvinism and spread through France, Europe, The Netherlands, Germany and Poland.
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