Tuesday, July 7, 2009

The Guardian on Calvin

Why won't John Calvin die? | Cif belief: The question | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

This Friday is the 500th anniversary of John Calvin's birth, and the tradition he founded is still in pretty good shape. There are something like 80 million Calvinists around the world, grouped in slightly fewer denominations. This is extraordinary to an English mindset...What is it that accounts for the success of the ideas of John Calvin, when so many of his contemporaries among the reformers are forgotten?

FYI--a response by the Guardian, and its readers, to the Calvin's 500th birthday.

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