Issue 120 Calvin, Councils, and Confessions

What's inside

Another accidental revolutionary

The rise of the Reformed tradition in France—and its most famous son

Jon Balserak

United with Christ in eternity and at the table

Calvin’s influential thoughts on predestination and the Lord’s Supper

Raymond A. Blacketer

A faith that could not be contained

How Reformed Christians spread across a continent

Jennifer Powell McNutt

From turmoil to peace

How Menno Simons and Pilgram Marpeck guided Anabaptists through troubled times

Mary S. Sprunger

Calvin, Councils, Confessions, Did you know?

Calvin the teacher, Menno the preacher, Elizabeth the queen, and those unpronounceable French Protestants

the editors

Letters to the editor

Readers respond to Christian History


Editor's note: Calvin, councils, and confessions

Setting out to renew the church, the reformers divided and subdivided it

Jennifer Woodruff Tait

Pastor of Geneva

What was Calvin like as a pastor?

Olivier Fatio

Seeking and finding

From farce to tragedy: Calvin finds and loses a wife

William J. Petersen

Reformation of the refugees

Religious refugees chose faith over geography

Edwin Woodruff Tait

Words to ponder from Calvin’s Institutes

Man never attains to a true self-knowledge until he has contemplated the face of God

John Calvin

Christian History timeline: Downloadable Reformation timeline

Christian History's Reformation timeline

the editors

From Luther to the Lutherans

How a dynamic reform movement became a territorial church

David M. Whitford

God our only comfort: German confessions

Excerpts from the Book of Concord and the Heidelberg Confession


The rest of the story

The Reformation in England and Scotland took two very different paths

Calvin Lane

The king, the emperor, and the theologians

The men who promoted and disputed reform in France, Germany, Switzerland, and Spain

David C. Steinmetz, Paul Thigpen, and the editors

Calvin, councils, and confessions: Recommended resources

Where can you go to learn more about Calvin, the Reformed faith, and the development of the Reformation? Here are some recommendations from CH editorial staff and this issue’s authors

The Editors
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