John Calvin: A Sixteenth Century Portrait by William J. Bouwsma

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John Calvin: A Sixteenth Century Portrait by William J. Bouwsma, is the life story of one of the greatest Christians ever. This book takes place from 1509 to 1564. Bouwsma tells about his life and theology. John Calvin was born in Noyon, France on July 10,1509. He originally was educated to be a priest at the College de la Marche and the College de Montaige, which were branches of the University of Paris. Calvin was originally going into …

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…reform the church and even started a university. Calvin died on May 27, 1564 at age 55. I thought this book was a bit drawn out and some times hard to follow but I did learn a lot from it. I think Calvin was a very influential man in the sixteenth century and for modern day Christianity. His books are still read today and a lot of people have written books on his views on theology. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ **Bibliography**