- History of Calvinism
Calvinismbegan as part of the Magisterial Reformationbranch of the Protestant Reformation. This article could be considered a subset of:
History of Christianity
History of Protestantismand is related to:
History of the Calvinist-Arminian debate
__TOC__Calvinism has gone through a number of stages.
The First Reformation (1517-1580)
Protestant Reformationtook different forms in different countries. The Calvinist reformations in some of the countries are:
Reformation in Switzerland
Dutch Reformation(see also Dutch Reformed Church)
Hungarian Reformation(see also Reformed Church in Hungary)
The Second Reformation (1621-1650)
The second reformation was given different names even in different parts of the English-speaking world. These include
* Switzerland: The
Reformation in Switzerlandis often considered to have lasted through this time
Second Scottish Reformation(see also Covenanters)
Puritan Awakeningof the Puritans
Nadere Reformatie("Another Reformation")
Some of the articles on the First Reformation also cover the second.
The First Great Awakening (1730s and 1740s)
* UK and USA: Just as with the Protestant Reformation, so also the
First Great Awakeninghad its Calvinist branch, as can be seen from the lives of some in the Awakening Generation.
Nadere Reformatieis also considered to have continued until this time
: "Around 1886"
A version of Calvinism that has been adopted by both theological conservatives and liberals gained influence in the Dutch Reformed churches, late in the 19th century, dubbed "neo-Calvinism", which developed along lines of the theories of Dutch theologian, statesman and
journalist, Abraham Kuyper.
: "After World War I: 1918+"
Many Calvinists regard Neo-orthodox Calvinism as not being a form of Calvinism at all, as, unlike previous stages in the history of Calvinism, it rejects some of the more basic beliefs of non-neo-orthodox Calvinism
Christian Reconstruction (1958-)
Christian Reconstructionism is a distinct revision of Kuyper's approach, which sharply departs from that root influence through the complete rejection of pluralism, and by formulating suggested applications of the sanctions of Biblical Law for modern civil governments
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