John Calvin was a French theologian, pastor, and reformer in Geneva during the Protestant Reformation. He was a principal figure in the development of the system of Christian theology later called Calvinism. Born on July 10, 1509, in Noyon, France, Calvin's teachings and writings, particularly his seminal work 'Institutes of the Christian Religion,' have had a profound impact on various Christian denominations. He passed away on May 27, 1564, in Geneva, Switzerland.
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This book is a comprehensive introduction to Christian theology and doctrine, written during the Protestant Reformation. The text outlines the author's views on subjects such as the nature of God, the authority of scripture, original sin, and salvation through Christ. The book also provides a detailed examination of the Ten Commandments and the Apostles' Creed, while offering a critique of the Catholic Church and its practices. The author's interpretation of Christianity, as presented in this work, has had a significant influence on the development of Protestant theology, particularly within Reformed churches.