HISTORY of the CHRISTIAN CHURCH*

 

 

CONTENTS.

 

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HISTORY OF THE REFORMATION

 

SECOND BOOK.

 

THE SWISS REFORMATION.

 

CHAPTER I.

 

introduction.

 

§ 1. Switzerland before the Reformation.

§ 2. The Swiss Reformation.

§ 3. The Genius of the Swiss Reformation compared with the German.

§ 4. Literature on the Swiss Reformation.

 

CHAPTER II.

 

zwingli's training. a.d. 1484-1519.

 

§ 5. The Zwingli Literature.

§ 6. Zwingli’s Birth and Education.

§ 7. Zwingli in Glarus.

§ 8. Zwingli in Einsiedeln.

§ 9. Zwingli and Luther.

 

 CHAPTER III.

 

the reformation in zürich. 1519–1526.

 

§ 10. Zwingli called to Zurich.

§ 11. Zwingli’s Public Labors and Private Studies.

§ 12. Zwingli and the Sale of Indulgences.

§ 13. Zwingli during the Pestilence.

§ 14. The Open Breach. Controversy about Fasts. 1522.

§ 15. Petition for the Abolition of Clerical Celibacy. Zwingli’s Marriage.

§ 16. Zwingli and Lambert of Avignon.

§ 17. The Sixty-seven Conclusions.

§ 18. The Public Disputations. 1523.

§ 19. The Abolition of the Roman Worship. 1524.

§ 20. The Reformed Celebration of the Lord’s Supper.

§ 21. Other Changes. A Theological School. The Carolinum. A System of Theology.

§ 22. The Translation of the Bible. Leo Judae.

§ 23. Church and State.

§ 24. Zwingli’s Conflict with Radicalism.

§ 25. The Baptismal Controversy.

§ 26. Persecution of the Anabaptists.

§ 27. The Eucharistic Controversy. Zwingli and Luther.

§ 28. The Works of Zwingli.

§ 29. The Theology of Zwingli.

 

 CHAPTER IV.

 

spread of the reformation in german switzerland and the grisons.

 

§ 30. The Swiss Diet and the Conference at Baden, 1526.

§ 31. The Reformation in Berne.

§ 32. The Reformation in Basel. Oecolampadius.

§ 33. The Reformation in Glarus. Tschudi. Glarean.

§ 34. The Reformation in St. Gall, Toggenburg, and Appenzell. Watt and Kessler.

§ 35. Reformation in Schaffhausen. Hofmeister.

§ 36. The Grisons (Graubuenden).

§ 37. The Reformation in the Grisons. Comander. Gallicius. Campell.

§ 38. The Reformation in the Italian Valleys of the Grisons. Vergerio.

§ 39. Protestantism in Chiavenna and the Valtellina, and its Suppression. The Valtellina Massacre. George Jenatsch.

§ 40. The Congregation of Locarno.

§ 41. Zwinglianism in Germany.

 

 CHAPTER V.

 

the civil and religious war between the roman catholic and reformed cantons.

 

§ 42. The First War of Cappel. 1529.

§ 43. The First Peace of Cappel. June, 1529.

§ 44. Between the Wars. Political Plains of Zwingli.

§ 45. Zwingli’s Last Theological Labors. His Confessions of Faith.

§ 46. The Second War of Cappel. 1531.

§ 47. The Death of Zwingli.

§ 48. Reflections on the Disaster at Cappel.

§ 49. The Second Peace o of Cappel. November, 1531.

§ 50. The Roman Catholic Reaction.

§ 51. The Relative Strength of the Confessions in Switzerland.

§ 52. Zwingli. Redivivus.

 

 CHAPTER VI.

 

the period of consolidation.

 

§ 53. Literature.

§ 54. Heinrich Bullinger. 1504–1575.

§ 55. Antistes Breitinger (1575–1645).

§ 56. Oswald Myconius, Antistes of Basel.

§ 57. The Helvetic Confessions of Faith.

 

THIRD BOOK.

 

THE REFORMATION IN FRENCH SWITZERLAND, OR

 

THE CALVINISTIC MOVEMENT.

 

 CHAPTER VII.

 

the preparatory work. from 1526 to 1536.

 

§ 58. Literature on Calvin and the Reformation in French Switzerland.

§ 59. The Condition of French Switzerland before the Reformation.

§ 60. William, Farel (1489–1565).

§ 61. Farel at Geneva. First Act of the Reformation (1535).

§ 62. The Last Labors of Farel.

§ 63. Peter Viret and the Reformation in Lausanne.

§ 64. Antoine Froment.

 

 CHAPTER VIII.

 

john calvin and his work.

 

§ 65. John Calvin compared with the Older Reformers.

§ 66. Calvin’s Place in History.

§ 67. Calvin’s Literary Labors.

§ 68. Tributes to the Memory of Calvin.

 

 CHAPTER IX.

 

from france to switzerland. 1509-1536.

 

§ 69. Calvin’s Youth and Training.

§ 70. Calvin as a Student in the French Universities. A.D. 1528–1533.

§ 71. Calvin as a Humanist. Commentary on Seneca.

§ 72. Calvin’s Conversion. 1532.

§ 73. Calvin’s Call.

§ 74. The Open Rupture. An Academic Oration. 1533.

§ 75. Persecution of the Protestants in Paris. 1534.

§ 76. Calvin as a Wandering Evangelist. 1533–1536.

§ 77. The Sleep of the Soul. 1534.

§ 78. Calvin at Basel. 1535 to 1536.

§ 79. Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion.

§ 80. From Basel to Ferrara. The Duchess Renée.

 

 CHAPTER X.

 

calvin's first sojourn and labors in geneva. 1536-1538.

 

§ 81. Calvin’s Arrival and Settlement at Geneva.

§ 82. First Labors and Trials.

§ 83. The Reformers introduce Order and Discipline.

§ 84. Expulsion of the Reformers. 1538.

 

 CHAPTER XI.

 

calvin in germany. from 1538 to 1541.

 

§ 85. Calvin in Strassburg.

§ 86. The Church of the Strangers in Strassburg.

§ 87. The Liturgy of Calvin.

§ 88. Calvin as Theological Teacher and Author.

§ 89. Calvin at the Colloquies of Frankfurt, Worms, and Regensburg.

§ 90. Calvin and Melanchthon.

§ 91. Calvin and Sadolet. The Vindication of the Reformation.

§ 92. Calvin’s Marriage and Home Life.

 

 CHAPTER XII.

 

calvin's second sojourn and labors in geneva. 1541-1564.

 

§ 93. The State of Geneva after the expulsion of the Reformers.

§ 94. Calvin’s Recall to Geneva.

§ 95. Calvin’s Return to Geneva. 1541.

§ 96. The First Years after the Return.

§ 97. Survey of Calvin’s Activity.

 

 CHAPTER XIII.

 

constitution and discipline of the church of geneva.

 

§ 98. Literature.

§ 99. Calvin’s Idea of the Holy Catholic Church.

§ 100. The Visible and Invisible Church.

§ 101. The Civil Government.

§ 102. Distinctive Principles of Calvin’s Church Polity.

§ 103. Church and State.

§ 104. The Ecclesiastical Ordinances.

§ 105. The Venerable Company and the Consistory.

§ 106. Calvin’s Theory of Discipline.

§ 107. The Exercise of Discipline in Geneva.

§ 108. Calvin’s Struggle with the Patriots and Libertines.

§ 109. The Leaders of the Libertines and their punishment:—Gruet, Perrin, Ameaux, Vandel, Berthelier.

§ 110. Geneva Regenerated. Testimonies Old and New.

 

 CHAPTER XIV.

 

the theology of calvin.

 

§ 111. Calvin’s Commentaries.

§ 112. The Calvinistic System.

§ 113. Predestination.

§ 114. Calvinism examined.

§ 115. Calvin’s Theory of the Sacraments.

§ 116. Baptism.

§ 117. The Lord’s Supper. The Consensus of Zuerich.

 

 CHAPTER XV.

 

doctrinal controversies.

 

§ 118. Calvin as a Controversialist.

§ 119. Calvin and Pighius.

§ 120. The Anti-Papal Writings. Criticism of the Council of Trent. 1547.

§ 121. Against the German Interim. 1549.

§ 122. Against the Worship of Relics. 1543.

§ 123. The Articles of the Sorbonne with an Antidote. 1544.

§ 124. Calvin and the Nicodemites. 1544.

§ 125. Calvin and Bolsec.

§ 126. Calvin and Castellio.

§ 127. Calvinism and Unitarianism. The Italian Refugees.

§ 128. Calvin and Laelius Socinus.

§ 129. Bernardino Ochino. 1487–1565.

§ 130. Caelius Secundus Curio. 1503–1569.

§ 131. The Italian Antitrinitarians in Geneva. Gribaldo, Biandrata, Alciati, Gentile.

§ 132. The Eucharistic Controversies. Calvin and Westphal.

§ 133. Calvin and the Augsburg Confession. Melanchthon’s Position in the Second Eucharistic Controversy.

§ 134. Calvin and Heshusius.

§ 135. Calvin and the Astrologers.

 

 CHAPTER XVI.

 

servetus: his life, trial, and execution.

 

§ 136  The Servetus Literature.

§ 137. Calvin and Servetus.

§ 138. Catholic Intolerance.

§ 139. Protestant Intolerance. Judgments of the Reformers on Servetus.

§ 140. The Early Life of Servetus.

§ 141. The Book against the Holy Trinity.

§ 142. Servetus as a Geographer.

§ 143. Servetus as a Physician, Scientist, and Astrologer.

§ 144. Servetus at Vienne. His Annotations to the Bible.

§ 145. Correspondence of Servetus with Calvin and Poupin.

§ 146. "The Restitution of Christianity."

§ 147. The Theological System of Servetus.

§ 148. The Trial and Condemnation of Servetus at Vienne.

§ 149. Servetus flees to Geneva and is arrested.

§ 150. State of Political Parties at Geneva in 1553.

§ 151. The First Act of the Trial at Geneva.

§ 152. The Second Act of the Trial at Geneva.

§ 153. Consultation of the Swiss Churches. The Defiant Attitude of Servetus.

§ 154. Condemnation of Servetus.

§ 155. Execution of Servetus. Oct. 27, 1553.

§ 156. The Character of Servetus.

§ 157. Calvin’s Defence of the Death Penalty for Heretics.

§ 158. A Plea for Religious Liberty. Castellio and Beza.

 

 CHAPTER XVII.

 

calvin abroad.

 

§ 159. Calvin’s Catholicity of Spirit.

§ 160. Geneva an Asylum for Protestants from all Countries.

§ 161. The Academy of Geneva. The High School of Reformed Theology.

§ 162. Calvin’s Influence upon the Reformed Churches of the Continent.

§ 163. Calvin’s Influence upon Great Britain.

 

 CHAPTER XVIII

 

closing scenes in the life of calvin.

 

§ 164. Calvin’s Last Days and Death.

§ 165. Calvin’s Last Will, and Farewells.

§ 166. Calvin’s Personal Character and Habits.

 

 CHAPTER XIX.

 

theodore beza.

 

§ 167. Life of Beza to his Conversion.

§ 168. Beza at Lausanne and as a Delegate to the German Princes.

§ 169. Beza at Geneva.

§ 170. Beza at the Colloquy of Poissy.

§ 171. Beza as the Counsellor of the Huguenot Leaders,

§ 172. Beza as the Successor of Calvin, down to 1586.

§ 173. Beza’s Conferences with Lutherans.

§ 174. Beza and Henry IV.

§ 175. Beza’s Last Days.

§ 176. Beza’s Writings.

 

Appendix.

 

Literature on the Reformation in France. (With a Portrait of Jacques Le Fevre)

 

 

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* Schaff, Philip, History of the Christian Church, (Oak Harbor, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc.) 1997. This material has been carefully compared, corrected¸ and emended (according to the 1910 edition of Charles Scribner's Sons) by The Electronic Bible Society, Dallas, TX, 1998.


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