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essential elements of 'Calvinism'
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What does a study of Calvin's ideas and their implementation in Geneva
in the years 1536-1564 lead you to believe were the
essential elements of 'Calvinism'?
John Calvin published his first edition of 'Institutes of the Christian Religion' in 1536 as he arrived in Geneva, having being expelled from his native France. Two years later, Calvin left Geneva due mainly to opposition from the council, which was increasingly dominated by Articulants who were strongly opposed Calvin and all that he stood for. From Geneva, Calvin travelled to Strasbourg where he learnt much from Strasbourg's reformer, Martin Bucer. During his time in Strasbourg Calvin worked on his institutes that expressed Calvin's key beliefs and was an important element to Calvinism. Calvin's theology also gave an all important representation of the reformers plans and ideas, and gave the people a clear portrayal of what was seen to be right and wrong, undoubtedly an important essence to Calvinism. The Ecclesiastical ordinances organised the reformation and were a great success to the movement. The consistory was also a key element in the success of Calvinism in the years of 1536-1564 with a strong ability to keep the population in order.
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