Celebrating Calvin: Ten Ways Modern Culture Is Different Because of John Calvin

Friday, 30 Oct 2009

Epilogue The Calvinist view of liberty, wherever it spread, gave citizens confidence and protections. Within a century, the American colonies would exhibit these Calvinistic distinctives. Not incidentally, one of the first colonial law codes was named "The Massachusetts Body of Liberties." So close were law and liberty that Calvin's disciples customarily associated law codes with tables of liberties. The reason was that a proper understanding of liberty is essential for any successful venture, whether it is business, civic, or religious. Calvin had seen an oppression of liberties-both in Paris as Protestants were persecuted and ...

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