Theology and History Class This is written to clarify some things about the teachings & life of John Calvin. Calvinâ€™s family planned for him to become a Catholic priest but because of financial advantages he was trained as a lawyer. Calvin was never an ordained Catholic priest but he did the work of an ordained priest & was paid as a priest for many years in Catholic & Dominican churches. Calvin was in trouble with the Catholic authorities much of his carrier because he did not administer Baptism, Marriage, & the Eucharist as Catholic dogma demanded. He believed that Baptism & the Eucharist were in some ways mystical vehicles of grace but not as Catholicism taught. Calvin did not believe in transubstantiation but a modified form of consubstantiation, but not as Luther taught. Calvinâ€™s writings evolved over the years & many students of Calvin have problems with his early & later period writings. What Calvin believed when he was young he did not believe when he became older. Calvin never actually wanted to leave the Catholic Church but he wanted to reform her dogmas and purify her. John Calvin, like the Catholic Church & Augustine believed in the absolute marriage of the church & state. Calvin even tried to create Augustineâ€™s idea of a Real "City of God" ruled by an Ecclesiastical state.
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