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This week in Christian history: John Calvin dies, Massachusetts bans priests, GK Chesterton

This week in Christian history: John Calvin dies, Massachusetts bans priests, GK Chesterton

John Calvin dies – May 27, 1564

Jean Calvin's statue at Geneva's Reformation Wall, a 100 meters long monument depicting Protestant figures from across Europe. | (Photo: AP / File)

This week marks the anniversary of when John Calvin, the notable Protestant Reformation leader and writer, died in Geneva, Switzerland.

Calvin, whose name occasionally has also been rendered Jean Cauvin or Jean Calvin, was born on July 10, 1509, in Noyon, France, and was a lawyer by profession.

Calvin championed the idea of predestination, or the theological idea that God had chosen all who would be saved without human input.

A writer and preacher, Calvin worked hard on various matters until he died, reportedly telling concerned friends “What? Would you have the Lord find me idle when he comes?”

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