Thesis: All of Calvin's reforming work should be comprehended through this window of suffering. He experienced stresses that no one I know can match.
I. The first ten year period, 1533-1543. A. First Geneva sojourn 1536-38. B. Strassbourg. 1538-1541. C. Early ministry upon return. II. The second period, 1544-1554. A. Church issues. B. Personal stresses. C. External. III. Third period, 1555-1564. A. Personal. B. Political strife C. France Conclusion
For more information, see:
â€śSwitzerland: Triumph and Declineâ€ť in W. Stanford Reid Calvin, his influence in the Western World (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1982);
Articles on Calvin and Calvinism: Vol 1: The biography of Calvin; Vol. 2: Calvin's early writings and ministry
â€śCalvin Bibliographyâ€ť, in David W. Hall, Tributes to John Calvin, (P&R 2010), 420-30
Dr. Richard Gamble is senior pastor of the College Hill Reformed Presbyterian Church and Professor of Systematic Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is internationally recognized as a Calvin scholar and has been the author, editor or...