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S: John Calvin By: Austina Dean

BC: U.S. 13.99 Canada 9.99

FC: By: Austina Dean

1: This book is dedicated to: Jenna Huffstetler

2: It was a lovely July day in Noyon, France where a German family named the Calvin's lived. This lucky family had just invited a newborn baby boy in to the world. They did not know that he would grow up and become a brilliant human being.

3: When Calvin was fourteen years old he went to college and he started to study different works. He studied grammar, rhetoric, logic, geometry, astronomy and music.

4: While in France, Calvin did something very unusual. He changed his name to the Latin form Ioannis Calvinus, which in French became Jean Calvin. During his time in Paris, he became really attached the Roman Catholic Church.

5: However, by 1527 Calvin had developed friendships with individuals who were reform-minded. He had many friends in this category they were named Jenna Gustaf , Sam Spear, and Kyran Montaigu

6: In 1528, he moved on and continued to study under different scholars. He studied under a lawyer named Pierr Taisan de L’toile and a professor named Andrea Aleiati. Under these studies he learned a lot of things about humanist education.

7: By 1532 Calvin finished his law studies and also published his first book, a commentary on De Clementia by the Roman philosopher, Seneca. He also commented on psalms, which is a book in the bible. During this time, people thought that he had converted from being a catholic to some unkown religion.

8: John’s father, of course knew that he was done with his law studies and still wished one thing. When john was younger the bishop employed his father so in return his father wanted John to become a priest. That explains why all his playmates as a child were aristocratic and culturally influential in his early life.

9: When he no longer wanted to be Catholic he established a new religion. He named it after himself. He named it Calvinism. There are five points of Calvinism. They are Total depravity (Original Sin) Unconditional election (God's Election) ,Unconditional election (God's Election) , Limited atonement (Particular Redemption) ,Irresistible grace (Effectual Calling) , and Perseverance of the Saints. He called this the 'tulip' system.

10: Not everybody agreed with Calvinism. A lot of people even said they were false doctrines, and is taught in many churches. Through Calvinism Calvin’s failures are revealed. One of his failures is mismanaging church funds and he was a fugitive. Also when he was twenty-five years old he had no money, no money and was not a citizen to any country.

11: On the other hand, Calvin also had many accomplishments he established tracts, letters, articles, treaties and commentaries on the bible. He also wrote books about the creator ‘God’. Many people have read Calvin’s works and everybody has different opinions on them. Some people say they are false information and some other people believe and follow them.

12: This is Seneca who wrote the De Clementia which Calvin commentated.

13: This is the De Clementia witch was written by Seneca who is at the right.

14: Calvin was competing against Jacques Lefevre d'Etaples .

15: This is Luther, another competitor.

16: Montaigu College where Calvin attended secondaly.

17: This Ioannis Calvinus who John calvin Studied under.

18: After he preached his last sermon on February sixth and passed away, there was a museum in Noyon, France dedicated to him for all his great works and accomplishments .

19: The End

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