Did John Calvin really rule Geneva with an iron fist? Did he order the burning of Michael Servetus? I've decided to research these allegations and see what truth, if any, is really in them. I've started this thread to keep you abreast of my research as it progresses. Of course, with my Pilgrim's Progress project still going on, this will not be answered overnight. I'm starting with the burning of Michael Servetus since that appears to be the most notorious event in Reformation history. Thus far I am finding evidence that Calvin did NOT so order, and that his was the sole voice lifted in Servetus' defense. More to come. I'll post some citations later. Time to go to choir practice.