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Calvin and the Jews
Calvin and the JewsSunday, November 23, 2008 5:00 pm
John Calvin was one of the most important figures of the 16th-century Reformation. The impact of his theology and politics, combined with the far-reaching significance of Calvinism, has been frequently discussed in historical, sociological, and religious scholarship. Yet the figure of John Calvin remains somewhat obscure and only a handful of scholars have examined his attitudes toward Jews and Judaism. On the 500th anniversary of Calvin’s birth, Reformation scholar Dr. Dean Bell explored Calvin’s writings and his impact on Christian/Jewish relations.