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Calvin a Luthern?

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by revmwc, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. revmwc

    revmwc Well-Known Member

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    Much of John Calvins studies were in scripture and the works of Martin Luther, so would that make Mr. Calvin a Luthren?

    "In the same year of 1542, Calvin published Catéchisme de l'Eglise de Genève (Catechism of the Church of Geneva), which was inspired by Bucer's Kurze Schrifftliche Erklärung of 1534. Calvin had written an earlier catechism during his first stay in Geneva which was largely based on Martin Luther's Large Catechism. The first version was arranged pedagogically, describing Law, Faith, and Prayer. The 1542 version was rearranged for theological reasons, covering Faith first, then Law and Prayer."
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_calvin
     
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  2. Jim1999

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    I follow some of the teachings of Augustine. Does that make me an Augustinian? Calvinists have predestination, election and justification by faith as important elements. Lutherans follow the Augsburg confession as their main element. All calvinists have similar doctrines, but also differ in areas.

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  3. JesusFan

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    probably makes calvin a Christian who used luther for some of his 'source material!"
     
  4. revmwc

    revmwc Well-Known Member

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    " Even during his polemical exchange with Westphal, he advised a group of French-speaking refugees, who had settled in Wesel, Germany, to integrate with the local Lutheran churches. Despite his differences with the Lutherans, he did not deny that they were members of the true Church. Calvin’s recognition of the need to adapt to local conditions became an important characteristic of the reformation movement as it spread across Europe."

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_calvin
     
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