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According to Alexandre Ganoczy's Calvin’s Life and Context, chapter 1 in The Cambridge Companion to John Calvin there is no scholarly consensus as to the extent of Calvin's involvement in Nicolas Cop's speech "made on the Feast of All Saints in 1533 at the opening of the academic year": Who was behind this speech? Scholarly opinions differ. Some attribute ...


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I found a compilation of John Calvin quotes on the topic of God's love. Here is one that struck me as relevant to your question: Sermon #28, Deut. 4.36-38, p. 167, this quote was compiled by Andrew Myers. It is true that Saint John says generally, that [God] loved the world. And why? For Jesus Christ offers Himself generally to all men without ...


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Here is an answer in two parts. The first part deals with information extracted from Book 1 of Calvin’s ‘Institutes’. The link given opens up at Book 3 so you have to navigate back to Book 1. https://reformed.org/master/index.html?mainframe=/books/institutes/books/indxbk3.html CALVIN INSTITUTES - BOOK I. THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD THE CREATOR. Discussion of ...


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It would appear that Calvin did not believe in pre existence of the soul based on the quote below For Calvin, the very idea that the soul “sleeps” until the resurrection made no sense, given the unique properties of the human soul. As a creationist, Calvin affirmed that the human soul is not eternal but is uniquely created by God at the moment of ...


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