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Calvin and ecumenism.

Ryrie, Alec (2009) 'Calvin and ecumenism.', One in Christ., 43 (2). pp. 25-34.


John Calvin has a justified reputation as an aggressive, divisive theologian, but in his own terms he was an ecumenist, doing more than anyone else to forge Reformed Protestantism into a single body (against Rome). This article considers some of the theological priorities around which he built that unity, but which appear unattractive to most modern Christians: in particular his views on predestination, idolatry and discipline. It suggests some of the reasons why these doctrines and practices might once have seemed compelling and asks what the modern Churches might have to learn from them.

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Date of first online publication:2009
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