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Subject: Re: reformation Q Date: 2/14/2002 8:36 PM
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Could someone explain what a reformer is or believes and maybe give an example of reformation.

In general, reform refers to Protestantism in general. A protestant leader from the earliest days of protest (at the time of Luther or a little later) would be a "reformer".

John Calvin (which seems an unusual name for a Frenchman) was an early reformer and disciple of Luther who in 1534 wrote a book called "The Institutes of the Christian Religion". "Institutes" means "teachings" in this title. It is kind of a textbook, organizing beliefs and anchoring them in scripture.

And he administrated religion like law. People in Geneva under Calvin had to go to church twice daily. If people were persistent in sin, they were turned over to civil authorities. That is an example of Calvinist "reformation".


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