John calvin possessed one of the most brilliant minds among reformation theologians, sparking a movement that revolutionized the christian church in europe, america. Bagchi, david v n steinmetz, david curtis, eds (2004), the cambridge companion to reformation theology, cambridge: after calvin: studies in the. John calvin: john calvin the reformation was in trouble in geneva, a town of about 10,000 where protestantism had only the shallowest of roots. The swiss reformation began in 1519 with the sermons of ulrich zwingli, whose teachings largely paralleled luther’s in 1541 john calvin, a french protestant who. Reformation: reformation, the religious revolution that took place in the western church in the 16th century.
By rev matthew lg zickler anyone who has spent any small amount of time studying the history of the reformation, or likewise the origin of protestant churches in. A summary of the life of john calvin, french theologian and pastor during the protestant reformation, born 10 july 1509, died 27 may 1564, aged 54.
John calvin was a major figure in the protestant reformation he wrote an important book called institutes of the christian religion, and the. John calvin is a principal figure of the protestant reformation martin luther, along with henry viii, separated protestantism from the roman catholic church, and. John calvin, martin luther's and is widely credited as the most important figure in the second generation of the protestant reformation he died in geneva.