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„Honora patrem tuum et matrem…”
“Honora patrem tuum et matrem...”

Connections to the New Testament in Calvin’s Teaching about Education, with Special Emphasis on the Christian Marriages and Households. A Glimpse into Calvin’s Social Education System and Its Principal Sources

Author(s): Balázs Dávid Magyar
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, History of Church(es), Theology and Religion, Systematic Theology
Published by: Erdélyi Református Egyházkerület
Keywords: John Calvin;sexual ethics;marriage;

Summary/Abstract: John Calvin transformed the Western theology and law concerning sex, marriage and family life. Building on a generation of Protestant reformers, Calvin constructed a comprehensive new theology and law that made marital formation and divorce, children’s nurture and welfare, family cohesion and support, sexual sin and crime essential concerns for both church and state. He drew the Consistory and Council of Geneva into a creative new alliance to guide and govern the reformation of the intimate domestic sphere. Calvin and his colleagues applied and adapted this new theology in hundreds of marriage and family cases that went before the Consistory each year. „He set out his theological and ethical reforms in a rich number of sermons, commentaries, and systematic writings that were elaborated by Reformed preachers, teachers, and theologians” (John Witte).

  • Issue Year: 106/2013
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 256-282
  • Page Count: 27
  • Language: Hungarian