The ReformationView series

John Calvin

By Revd Jonathon Pryke  |  1996 Autumn Lectures

John Calvin was born in 1509 and converted from “Catholic academic to fugitive reformer” – becoming one of the key theologians in church history. Though by nature shy and withdrawn Calvin was still clearly a great leader and teacher. By the age of 29 he had written the outline of the Institutes of the Christian Religion – the work that would become his most famous.