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Calvin, John

Pronunciation: /ˈkalvin/
(1509–64), French theologian and reformer. On becoming a Protestant, he fled to Switzerland, where he attempted to reorder society on reformed Christian principles. His Institutes of the Christian Religion (1536) was the first systematic account of reformed Christian doctrine.

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Syllabification: Cal·vin, John

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