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Frontmatter

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Preface

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pp. ix-x

The Reformation of the sixteenth century was essentially a religious event. Other factors undoubtedly played their part in its coming, course, and manifold consequences, but the event itself, if that term may be used to signify so extended a development, was first and foremost a revolution in the domain of religious faith and practice. It is important, therefore, in the ...

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Introduction

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pp. 1-22

In March, 1539, Cardinal Jacopo Sadoleto, bishop of Carpentras in southern France, addressed a letter to the magistrates and citizens of Geneva asking them to return to the Catholic faith. The following August, John Calvin replied to Sadoleto, defending the adoption of the Protestant reforms. Both letters are lucid and eloquent statements of their respective ...

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Sadoleto’s Letter to the Genevans

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pp. 23-42

Very dear brethren in Christ, peace to you and with us, that is, with the Catholic Church, the mother of all, both us and you, love and concord from God, the Father Almighty, and from His only Son Jesus Christ, our Lord, together with the Holy Spirit, perfect Unity in Trinity; to whom be praise and dominion forever and ever. Amen. I presume, very dear brethren, it is known to some of you ...

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Calvin’s Reply to Sadoleto

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pp. 43-88

In the great abundance of learned men whom our age has produced, your excellent learning and distinguished eloquence having deservedly procured you a place among the few whom all, who would be thought studious of liberal arts, look up to and revere, it is with great reluctance I bring forward your name before the learned world, and address to you the following ...

Appendix on The Justification Controversy

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pp. 89-130