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  • Calvinism

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    Calvinism is the theological system of John Calvin who exerted international influence on the development of the doctrine of the Protestant Reformation (Warfield, 2004). Calvin and his followers marked by strong emphasis on the sovereignty of God, the depravity of mankind, and the doctrine of predestination. This system was developed as a biblical Christianity. It has stirred countries such as Switzerland, Germany, France, Spain, England and America. Calvinist theology spread rapidly, and became

  • Calvinism

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    3:14-17; Ro. 3:24-26). It simply will not countenance the insidious notion that fewer saved is better, which is an unavoidable implication of Calvinist theology. Limiting the saving interest of God to some men only is a troubling feature of Calvinism and should concern all who share God's passion for the lost. Hence, the dispute between limited and unlimited atonement is no small matter, as the atonement controversies in the past have shown. That God has unconditionally assigned some to salvation

  • The Implications of Calvinism

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    phraseology each of them seem to have overlooked the overarching cogency of the harsh reality of classical five-point Calvinism and the connection between this dogma on her thinking and use of language. I celebrate the fact that these authors have identified the value in Dickinson’s religious language but a point that needs emphasizing I will examine in this essay is the influence of Calvinism on Dickinson’s poetry and the interpretation of language in her poetry through a Calvinist lens. Specifically,

  • Calvinism Essay

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    pastor during the Protestant Reformation. He was a principal figure in the development of the system of Christian theology later called Calvinism” (CCEL). A prominent theologian during the Protestant Reformation, his Institutes of the Christian Religion is still widely regarded today, and Calvinism continues to retain an enthusiastic following. To know how he Calvinism came to be to be we need to start at the beginning, Calvin was born in France, and raised in a staunch Roman Catholic family. Due to

  • Calvinism: Just or Unjust?

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    practice of Calvinism. Calvin’s doctrine of election finds many critiques, of which he examines in his doctrine. In this paper I will argue that Calvin’s doctrine of election is not infallible based on a few common critiques, which are addressed in his doctrine, but leave room for further critiques, while also calling to attention the strengths of Calvin’s doctrine. Calvin’s doctrine of election is best explained by the acronym, TULIP, which is often referred to as the five points of Calvinism. Tulip

  • Calvinism vs. Arminianism

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    Calvinism vs. Arminianism According to Arminianism, salvation is accomplished through the combined efforts of God (who takes the initiative) and man (who must respond) - man's response being the determining factor. God has provided salvation for everyone, but His provision becomes effective only for those who, of their own free will, "choose" to cooperate with Him and accept His offer of grace. At the crucial point, man's will plays a decisive role; thus man, not God, determines who will be

  • A Rebuttal of Hyper-Calvinism

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    Hyper-Calvinism is the belief that God saves the elect through His sovereign will with little or no use of the means of bringing about salvation (such as evangelism, preaching, and prayer for the lost). To an unbiblical fault, the Hyper-Calvinist over-emphasizes God's sovereignty and under-emphasizes man's responsibility in the work of salvation. An obvious result of this is that the Hyper-Calvinist has very little, if any, desire to evangelize the lost. On the other hand, if he does, he will not

  • The Protestant Reformation, Religious Unity, and Calvinism

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    heresy banished from his realm in such manner that if one of the arms of my body was infected with this corruption, I would cut it off, and if my children were tainted with it, I would myself offer them in sacrifice (Diefendorf, 1991). The Roots of Calvinism This limited worldview would become the preferred way of dealing with the problem that the French Calvin’s or Huguenots presented to Catholic France. The roots of Lutheranism or Protestantism in France can be traced back to the life of John Calvin

  • Definition Of Calvinism And Systematic Theology

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    Calvinism accepted a system of rules of tradition and structures of the Christian religion. It emphasizes the truth that God is that of absolute leader of all salvation (Allen & Lemke, 2010). Most criticizers indicate that Calvinism churches have easy lifestyles, and that they confer with it as a reformed tradition or religion. This technique of worship was originated by John Calvin. Systematic Theology is also a system that produces an effort to formulate a well-organized, coherent system of faith

  • Calvinism within the City-State of Geneva Wasn't just a Simple French Take-over

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    This essay will argue that Calvinism within the City-State of Geneva should not be simply characterised as a French take over. It will explore the possibility that the situation in Geneva was a combination of factors not limited to Calvin’s reforms and policies. Would contemporary witnesses have predominantly classed the refugees as French, or as fellow evangelists? Did the Genevans even view the influx of people from their neighbouring state as having a different identity? It is conceivable that