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Philip Schaff on Theodore Beza (1519-1605)

January 15, 2017

“Of the six great Continental Reformers,—Luther, Melanchthon, Zwingli, Bullinger, Calvin, and Beza,—Beza was the most finished gentleman, according to the highest standard of his time. He was not lacking in energy, nor was he always mild. But he was able to hold court with courtiers, be a wit with wits, and show classical learning equal to that of the best scholars of his age. Yet with him the means were only valued because they reached an end, and the great end he had ever in mind was the conservation of the Reformed Church of Geneva and France.” – Philip Schaff, History of the Christian Church.

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  1. Btw, one wonders these days whether so-called Christian scholars and theologs know and care about the Reformation and the true Reformed Church? I am proudly but humbly an Anglican classical and Reformed Churchman! (Fr. R.)

    *And generally speaking, the Church still needs some aspect and help with the historical and Protestant Creeds! Though the Biblical Revelation is always itself superior, indeed Holy Scripture is itself the great Sola!

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