Tag: Protestant Reformation

A Matter of Honor

If honor were profitable, everybody would be honorable. English lawyer, social philosopher, author, statesman and noted Renaissance humanist, Thomas More was born on this day in 1478. More opposed the Protestant Revolution. As a councillor to Henry VIII, More opposed the annulment of Henry’s marriage to Catherine of Aragon and refused to acknowledge Henry as …

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John Calvin was predestined to be born on this day in 1509

John Calvin (French: Jean Calvin) was born on this day in 1509. He died on May 27, 1564. He was instrumental in the development of a system of Christian theology which later bore his name as “Calvinism.” Calvin was trained as a lawyer. He left the Catholic Church sometime around 1530 and later fled to …

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