What was it like to live in 16th century Geneva?


1 Corinthians 14:40

NKJV

40 Let all things be done decently and in order.


I hope you enjoy learning a little more about the city in which the French refugee, John Calvin, lived and taught.


Calvin’s Flight from Paris – Courtesy CHI.


About Dr. Reeves, from his YouTube channel:

I am Associate Professor of Historical Theology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Dean of the Jacksonville campus. My PhD was in Historical Theology from Cambridge University, and my goals here are to provide free, quality explorations of the life of the church and the history of doctrine. I don’t take myself too seriously, though I always try to take each subject seriously. I also do not expect everyone to agree with me on everything. That is the fun of history: a lot to argue over! People may also be interested in my blog, where I at times write things (instead of make videos):

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Geneva - Saint Pierre - photo by Σπάρτακος

Geneva – Saint Pierre cathedral – photo by Σπάρτακος


 

Remembering: The importance of the Reformation


Proverbs 4:18

But the path of the just is like the shining sun,
That shines ever brighter unto the perfect day.


Dr. Reeves explores the impact of the Reformation on individuals and society. This is one in a series. Good listening! It is so much better than my feeble attempt to put it in a nutshell.

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Photo: Horst Frank

 


 

Stumbling and bumbling into the Reformation

 


This is 30 minutes of easily digestible history. Dr. Reeves is a capable, friendly, no-nonsense guy, who keeps listeners focused on facts. The video uses lots of images of what Reeves calls Luther’s “unintended reformation.”


Proverbs 4:18 

But the path of the just is like the shining sun,
That shines ever brighter unto the perfect day.


Dr. Ryan M. Reeves