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Turretin Resources

March 19, 2008

I recently came across an interesting, French-language web site called Calvinisme, that has some helpful resources.

(link to index page for Turretin)

Gerrit Keizer biography of Turretin, “François Turrettini, Sa Vie et Ses Oeuvres, et la Consensus

Sermon 1 by Turretin, “Le Bonheur du Peuple de Dieu

Sermon 111 by Turretin, “Le Réveil et la Résurrection du Pécheur

I hope that perhaps the owner of the web site may scan some additional sermons of Turretin into PDF form, so that the world may benefit.

-Turretinfan

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Life of John Calvin

March 10, 2007

One kind reader recently requested that I provide a biography of John Calvin. This is something that I’d rather leave to other people. Here are some links to excellent brief biographies of Calvin.

Some interesting contextualization of Calvin here:
http://www.lgmarshall.org/Daubigne/daubigne_refhistory12_15.html

Here’s a fairly good, quick, biography:
http://www.apuritansmind.com/Reformation/McMahonLifeOfCalvin.htm

And here is a slightly more lengthy one:
http://www.gtc.ac.nz/publications/John%20Calvin.pdf

However, the bottom line is that I, for one, am not persuaded to agree with Calvin on the many points where I agree with him, because he said it, nor because he lived a virtuous life of devotion to the truth. I agree with him because study of Scripture confirms that his doctrines – at least most of them – have them as their source. For the same reason, I have no plans to write a biography of Turretin.

May the Holy Spirit, who provided us with Scripture, be praised!

-Turretinfan


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