Posted by: Michael Dewalt | February 27, 2009

Early March Calvin Events in Europe

In addition to the announcement about the Italian Conference in Naples from last week, you may wish to note a few other fine events related to Calvin things:

  • On March 1, a new edition of The Institutes in Hungarian will be released; sponsored by the Reformed Church of Hungary.

·      March 2-28 in Geneva, for the 500th anniversary of John Calvin’s birth the calligrapher Bridget Dommen artistically interprets some of the Reformer’s economic and social texts. The exhibition shows the calligraphies, which have resulted.
Place: Temple de la Fusterie, Geneva

·      Beginning, March 4 the Protestant Church of Orleans will present a series of 5 lectures, as below: Cycle of lectures-debates: “The topicality of Jean Calvin”

Debates and analyses, questions and public discussions, organised by Protestant Memory in the Orléans Region and the Reformed Church of Orléans, with the support of the Protestant Institute of Theology in Paris, the University of Orléans and other partners. Various aspects of the contributions of Calvin’s ideas and actions in different spheres of spiritual, social and political life will be examined.

Wednesday 4 March: “Calvinist ethics, today’s ethics”
Wednesday 11 March: “Double predestination”
Wednesday 18 March: “The third use of the Law”
Wednesday 25 March: “Calvin and the Bible, Spirit and authority”
Wednesday 1 April: “The organisation of the church”
Place and time: Protestant Church of Orléans, Cloître St Pierre Empont, in the city centre, at 20.30

  • If you’re in Florence in mid-March (14-16), be sure to catch the International Historical Symposium: “Calvin and Calvinism: Geneva, France, Italy.” Place and time: Florence, Istituto valdese “Gould”, from 9h to 18h

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