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Calvin’s Approach to Government Through Religion

 

John Calvin is best known as the first Protestant Christian theologian and his writings contained in the Institutes of the Christian Religion are studied by almost every Protestant minister.  However, there is another aspect of Calvin that is less well known; his ability to govern from behind the scenes.

 

With no known official title in governmental structure, Calvin was . . .

Martin Luther Acknowledged His Changing of the Bible

Nuremberg will always be remembered for the war crimes trials of World War II held in 1945 and 1946.  However, another significant event took place in there in 1530.  Inside the walls of the German city now renowned for martial jurisprudence, Martin Luther penned An Open Letter on Translating.  Since Luther’s letter is such a rarely referenced document, many are unaware of its existence.
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Why do Catholics and Protestants Use Different Old Testaments?

Different canons (listings) of the Old Testament books used by Catholics and Protestants have been in dispute since the 16th Century. The debate has always boiled down to divisions of language and theology.

The Catholic Church uses books drawn from the Septuagint, the Greek translation of Hebrew Scriptures and texts primarily compiled for the Jews in Alexandria, Egypt who had begun to lose . . .

Origins of the Bible

 

Within the historical point of view, there has been a great discussion regarding which Bible is authentic. In the 21st century, this deliberation is not as questioned as it was in earlier centuries, but it is still a question. Many insist that their Bible is the original and true, largely based on their beliefs and feelings. Thus, the discussions fall on whether the original language . . .

The Beginning of Church and State in Christianity

In ancient times, there was usually an official religion of the government. That is not to say that if you did not practice a certain religion, you would be punished. Ancient governments often allowed people to practice their own religion as long as that religion did not pose a threat to the government or the government-sanctioned religion.

 

It has often been said that Constantine . . .