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  • HISTORY OF THE REFORMATION -
    TIMES OF HOSTILITY TO THE REFORM IN FRANCE.


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    CHAPTER 1.

    CALVIN, THE FUGITIVE, IN HIS RETREAT AT ANGOULEME. (NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER 1533)

    Rights of Conscience, claimed by Protestants, repudiated by Rome — Calvin in Flight — Accepts the Cross — Tillet’s house, Rue de Geneve — The Library — A new Phase — Doxopolis — The quiet Nest — Calvin’s Studies — The Forge in which Vulcan prepares his Bolts — Men who rank themselves among Beasts — Calvin attacks them — Noble intercourse of Friendship

    CHAPTER 2.

    THE EXILE TURNS PREACHER. (DECEMBER 1533 AND JANUARY 1534.)

    The Greek of Claix — Men of Mark gather round him — Conferences at Gerac — Prayer and the Search for Truth — Those who believe and those who know — Calvin supplies Sermons for the Priests — He preaches in Latin

    CHAPTER 3.

    CALVIN AT NERAC, WITH ROUSSEL AND LEFEVRE. (WINTER 1533-34.)

    Religious Awakening in the South — Margaret arrives at Nerac — Evangelical movement around her — Refugees, the Poor, and Children — Calvin goes to Nerac — Roussel’s Concessions and Calvin’s Firmness — A candid old Man — Lefevre predicts Calvin’s Future — A Lesson received by Calvin — He rebukes the unequally yoked

    CHAPTER 4.

    A DRAMATIC REPRESENTATION AT THE COURT OF NAVARRE. (WINTER 1533-34.)

    The Lord’s Supper at Pau — Opposition of the King of Navarre — The Mystery of The Nativity — A Carpenter and a young Jewess — They are ill-received at Bethlehem — They Lodge in a Stable — The Lord sends His Angels — Joseph returns and worships the Child — Amusing Interlude — Conversation between the Shepherds — The Angels announce the Nativity — Shepherds and Shepherdesses go to Bethlehem — The Shepherds discover the Child — Adoration — Satan Appears — He denies the Incarnation — Satan conquered, and Christ triumphs — Effects produced by the mystery

    CHAPTER 5.

    CALVIN AT POITIERS, AT THE BASSES-TREILLES, AND IN ST. BENEDICT’S CAVE. (SPRING 1534.)

    Calvin and Du Tillet at Poitiers — Calvin at the University — Awakening and Renewal — Friends and Enemies — Calvin’s successful Teaching — Invited to the Lieutenant-General’s — Conversation about Luther and Zwingle — Garden of the Basses- Treilles — The first Calvinist Council — Calvin’s Grotto — Earnest Prayer — Calvin speaks against the Mass — Interruption — Appeal — The Lord’s Supper

    CHAPTER 6.

    CALVIN AND HIS DISCIPLES BEGIN THE EVANGELIZATION OF FRANCE. (SPRING 1534.)

    Calvin and the four brothers St. George — They desire to remain Abbots, although Evangelical — They sacrifice a brilliant Position — France on the point of awaking — The Missionaries sent out — Babinot and Veron — The Reformation and the Young — The Reformation and Science — How Faith and Science should unite — Abusive Language against Calvin — Calvin leaves Poitiers — His Letter to the Church of Poitiers — He will not be the Pope’s Vassal — Poitiers regrets Calvin — Calvin resigns his Benefices — His influence at Noyon

    CHAPTER 7.

    THE EVANGELICAL CHRISTIANS OF PARIS IN 1534. (SUMMER 1534.)

    Progress of the Gospel in France — Calvin arrives in Paris — Martyrdom of Pointet — Milon the Paralytic — His Gaieties and his Fall — His Conversion — His Christian Life — Du Bourg, the Draper — Valeton, the Receiver of Nantes — Giulio Camillo and his Machine — Contrary Opinions of Sturm and Calvin — A Scholar and a Bricklayer — Catelle — A characteristic of Calvin

    CHAPTER 8.

    CALVIN’S FIRST RELATIONS WITH THE LIBERTINES AND WITH SERVETUS. (SUMMER 1534.)

    The Spirituals or Libertines — Calvin a Conservative — Murder and Theft — Calvin begins the Struggle — False Liberality of the Spirituals — Treatise against the Libertines — Servetus — He desires to win Calvin and France — Calvin and Servetus on the Trinity — Luther, Zwingle, and Bucer against Servetus — A Discussion appointed — Servetus stays away — Psychopannychia — Character of Calvin’s Divinity — His happiness at La Forge’s — Determines to leave Paris — The Travelers robbed — They arrive at Strasburg

    CHAPTER 9.

    THE PLACARDS. (OCTOBER 1534.)

    Temporisers and Scripturists — Feret sent by the Christians of Paris to consult Farel — Movement in Switzerland — Farel writes the Placards — Examined by the Paris Christians — Shall they be published? — Posting of the Placards — Their Contents — Their violence neutralizes their success

    CHAPTER 10.

    THE KING’S ANGER. (AUTUMN 1534.)

    Commotion caused by the Placards — A new missive — Placard posted on the King’s door — His Indignation — The King’s Orders — Anguish of the Reformed-Morin lays his Plans — The Sketch-maker betrays his Brethren — Arrests — Valeton and his Books are taken — Du Bourg and the Paralytic seized — Numerous Arrests — Duprat and De Tournon excite the King — Grief of Queen Margaret — She intercedes in Roussel’s favor — Beda accuses the King — Mass of Seven Points — The Queen’s Preachers before the King

    CHAPTER 11.

    EXPIATIONS AND PROCESSIONS. (END OF 1534 AND BEGINNING OF 1535.)

    Milon’s Martyrdom — Du Bourg at the Stake — Poille’s Sufferings and Courage — Terror and Emigration — Quality of the Fugitives — Hardships of the Flight — Roussel, Berthaud, and Courault — The King urged to persecute — Preparations for the Procession — The Procession — Calvin on the Relics — Penitence of the King — The Two Januaries 21

    CHAPTER 12.

    ELOQUENCE AND TORTURES OF FRANCIS I. (JANUARY 21, 1535.)

    Dinner at the Bishop’s — The King’s Speech — Effects of the King’s Rhetoric — The Procession on its Return — The Strappado — Martyrdom of Valeton — Torture at the Halles — Proclamations and Punishments — La Forge and other Martyrs — La Gaborite — The Holy Candle — The King’s Motives — France prepared for the Reform — Sturm’s Sorrow — His Letter to Melanchthon — Luther’s Sentiments — The King’s Hatred — His Letter to the Germans

    CHAPTER 13.

    CALVIN AT STRASBURG, WITH ERASMUS, AND AT BASLE. (SUMMER AND AUTUMN 1534.)

    Calvin’s Mission — Strasburg — The College and Matthew Zell — The Pastor’s Wife — Bucer and Capito — Deficiencies in the Strasburg Divines — Calvin leaves Strasburg — Erasmus — His Interview with Calvin — Catherine Klein at Basle — Peter Ramus on Calvin — Inward Work in Calvin — Cop at Basle — Grynaeus and Calvin — Fabri — Calvin exhorts to Peace — Translations of the Bible

    CHAPTER 14.

    INSTITUTES OF THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION. (WINTER 1534.)

    News of the Paris Martyrs — Calvin advocates Compassion — Fresh Vietims — Indignation in Germany — Oswald Myconius — His first Sermon — His Opinions on the Martyrdoms — Du Tillet’s Anguish — Effect of these Cruelties on Calvin — Determines to plead the Cause of his Brethren — Theology Restored — The Reformation is a Creation — The Institutes — A Consciousness of Divinity within us — Cavillers and Testimony of the Holy Ghost — Expiation — Faith and Charity — The Flame in the Heart — Assurance of Victory — Grace is everything — God does not ordain Evil — Morality restored in Religion — The Church — Appreciation of the Institutes

    CHAPTER 15.

    CALVIN ADDRESSES THE XING AND DEPARTS FOR ITALY (AUGUST 1535.)

    The Martyrs Cornon and Brion — Letter to the King — The Evangelical Doctrine is Truth — Truth Attacked and not Defended — Reign of Brigandage — The Invincible Doctrine — Cause of the zeal of the Monks — Is the Doctrine new? — Testimony of the Fathers — State of the World — Where the True Church is to be found — Satan quiet or active — Tortures and Patience — Printing of the Institutes — Calvin starts for Italy — His Motives for going

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