How William Farel Befriended and Guided Reformer John Calvin

Famous French Reformer William Farel

“His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.” – Matthew 25:21 When we think of famous Christian Reformers connected with Switzerland, there is a good chance that…

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Switzerland: 5 Top Reasons it’s a Hot Reformation Teaching Site

Switzerland Zurich on Reformation tour

Switzerland and the Reformation The Switzerland Reformation began in 1519 with the sermons of Ulrich Zwingli, whose teachings largely paralleled Luther’s. Geneva, Switzerland soon became a hotbed for Protestant exiles. In 1541 John Calvin, who had spent the previous decade in exile writing his Institutes of the Christian Religion, was invited to settle in Geneva…

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Young Theologian’s Impact on the Reformation

Where does John Calvin Fit into the Reformation? While on a Reformation Tour you will be immersed in historical context of the Reformation. You will explore the lives and teachings of the Reformers, and resulting effects of their preaching of Reformed Theology. John Calvin, a major figure in the movement, is one of the subjects…

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How does John Calvin Fit into the Reformation?

John Calvin on Refomation tour

John Calvin’s Rise and Impact Nineteen years after Martin Luther nailed the 95 Theses to the door of a Catholic church in Germany, John Calvin was asked to become a leader of the Protestant movement in Geneva, Switzerland. Dr. Erwin Lutzer writes in his book, Rescuing the Gospel, “Calvin had gone to Geneva to escape…

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