Despite John Calvin's prohibition of any type of revolt beyond civil disobedience, the Calvinists would be the virtual revolutionary vanguard of Protestantism after 1560. This lesson first covers Calvin's theology, especially focusing on the doctrine of predestination. From there it looks at the strict religious life enforced by Calvin in Geneva and then finishes with the unforeseen role Calvinism would play in the triumph of democracy and capitalism.
This is a self-contained PowerPoint that develops slide by slide while other notes for the students scroll down the side. It can be run as a timed presentation on its own, presented slide by slide for discussion, or selectivley integrated into your other lectures. There are also extensive pictures with captions mixed in to illustrate the lesson and capture students’ interest. This packet also contains a student reading, flowchart, and the author’s own research notes which contain lots of details and interesting trivia to spice up your class.
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