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  • Born July 10, 1509 in Noyon, France, Jean Calvin was raised in a Roman Catholic family. The local bishop employed Calvin’s father as an administrator in the town’s cathedral. Because of close ties with the bishop and his noble family, John’s playmates and classmates in Noyon were aristocratic and culturally influential in his early life.
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  • Toward the end of 1523 Calvin transferred to the more famous College Montaigu. While in Paris he changed his name to its Latin form, Ioannis Calvinus, which in French became Jean Calvin. During this time, Calvin’s education was paid for in part by income from a couple of small parishes. So although the new theological teachings of individuals like Luther and Jacques Lefevre d’Etaples were spreading throughout Paris, Calvin was closely tied to the Roman Church.
  • The local bishop employed Calvin’s father as an administrator in the town’s cathedral. The father, in turn, wanted John to become a priest.
  • The Institutes of the christian church
  • By 1528 Calvin moved to Orleans to study civil law. The following years found Calvin studying in various places and under various scholars, as he received a humanist education. By 1532 Calvin finished his law studies and also published his first book, a commentary on De Clementia by the Roman philosopher, Seneca.
  • 1533 Calvin experienced the sudden and unexpected conversion that he writes about in his foreword to his commentary on the Psalms, and he also lived in exile
  • “There is not one blade of grass, there is no color in this world that is not intended to make us rejoice.” Published first in 1536, the Institutes of the Christian Religion is John Calvin's Extremely important for the Protestant Reformation, the Institutes has remained important for Protestant theology for almost five centuries.
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