In search of Resources (Calvin and Arminius as contemporaries)

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  1. jckdymond55

    jckdymond55 Puritan Board Freshman

    I am looking for Resources that show that Jacob and Calvin know each other at all. The dates I am getting for there births and deaths are not what I thought the would be and I am looking to help a Brother in Christ with this Issue.
     
  2. Guido's Brother

    Guido's Brother Puritan Board Junior

    Jacob? Who is this "Jacob"? More details, please.
     
  3. Edward

    Edward Puritan Board Doctor

    My guess would be Jacobus Arminius. Maybe his friends call him Jacob. I hope we aren't discussing Genesis 28.
     
  4. jckdymond55

    jckdymond55 Puritan Board Freshman

    yes jacobus arminius
     
  5. Guido's Brother

    Guido's Brother Puritan Board Junior

    In that case, unless they met when Arminius was under the age of 4, I think it's fair to say they didn't know each other. Calvin died in 1564 and Arminius was born in 1560.
     
  6. jckdymond55

    jckdymond55 Puritan Board Freshman

    Yes.. See that's what i Keep Coming Up with myself, But I keep running in to those mythical letters from Calvin to Jacobus And i was hoping someone somewhere has written something on it.
     
  7. Guido's Brother

    Guido's Brother Puritan Board Junior

    "Mythical" is the key word. Calvin has never written to Arminius. I guarantee it. He did write to Cardinal Jacopo Sadoleto, however. Could that be what we're actually talking about?
     
  8. jckdymond55

    jckdymond55 Puritan Board Freshman

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  9. Guido's Brother

    Guido's Brother Puritan Board Junior

    Okay, this is something completely different. Now we're talking about Michael Servetus. Yes, Calvin and Servetus were personally acquainted -- Calvin visited with him in prison in Geneva to try and persuade him of his errors before he was executed by the city officials.
     
  10. Tom Hart

    Tom Hart Puritan Board Freshman

    John Calvin patiently corresponded with Michael Servetus for years, hoping to help him come to understand proper Christian doctrine. Calvin sent Servetus a copy of the Institutes, which Servetus then sent back full of "corrections". Afterwards, Calvin ended communication with him.

    Servetus, by all accounts, was an exceedingly arrogant man, and won himself few friends.

    But no, Calvin did not personally know Jacob Arminius.
     
  11. Ask Mr. Religion

    Ask Mr. Religion Flatly Unflappable Staff Member

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