The Long-Term Success Depended On the Company Of Pastors

John Calvin was undoubtedly the leading theologian and chief architect of Geneva’s Protestant church in the 16th century. But the long-term success of his religious program depended in large part on the company of reformed ministers who worked alongside Calvin with daily responsibilities for preaching the Word, performing the sacraments, enforcing discipline, and providing pastoral care in Geneva’s three city churches and a dozen countryside parishes.

Scott M. Manetsch, Calvin’s Company of Pastors: Pastoral Care and the Emerging Reformed Church, 1536–1609. Oxford Studies in Historical Theology (Oxford: Oxford University Press), 1–2.


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  1. I picked up the book late this afternoon at my library. It came in quick. I’m looking forward to reading it this weekend.

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