November 11, 2005

John Calvin and Michael Servetus

If you've ever done a search online on John Calvin's doctrines, you will most likely have run into the Dan Coroner's His Ashes Cry Out Against John Calvin. Coroner, in contrast to Calvin, holds that salvation is conditional. The article itself deals with Calvin's complicity in the burning-at-the-stake death of one Michael Servetus, a scientist and theologian with anti-Trinitarian and anti-pedobaptism views. It is rather sensational but certainly thought-provoking. William Wileman has an article [Calvin and Servetus] in defense of Calvin. It carries a balanced tone and is a worthy read.

There has recently been a renewal in interest in the theology of Servetus.

Posted by torque at November 11, 2005 10:38 PM | TrackBack