This paper focuses on the early period of the reformer’s ministration, who was a very learned teacher, pastor and theologian at Geneva and Strasbourg. In these places he implemented his theological and ethical convictions against the destructive works of the Anabaptist radicals. Due to the persistently growing popularity of their heretical ideas concerning Christian baptism, church discipline, the Lord’s Supper, separation from the world, civil authority, and oaths, after the publication of his so called Psychopannychia (1534) and the Institutes (1536), Calvin had to continue his polemic fight against the left wing of the reformation. It is by no means surprising that Calvin’s works of 1537–1544 – for instance The Genevan Confession and Catechism,The Articles and the Brief Instruction for Arming all the Good Faithful against the Errors of the Common Sect of the Anabaptists – are full of religious and moral refutations opposing those whose beliefs were based on the “hated” articles of Confessio Schlattensis.
Jean Calvin contre les Anabaptistes
Doctrines in the Reformer’s Works of 1536–1544, with Special Emphasis on Politico-theological Questions
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Magyar Balázs Dávid: Jean Calvin contre les Anabaptistes. Doctrines in the Reformer’s Works of 1536–1544, with Special Emphasis on Politico-theological Questions. In: Református Szemle 107.3 (2014), 278--302