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Calvin and De Las Casas In the 16th century there was a general movement for reform in Europe The reform obviously varied from culture to culture religion playing a bigger part of the reform at the time However cultures with widely differing practices often share certain fundamental values They all shared in the interest to spread intense religious feelings among the people of Europe This period in history is called the Reformation The events of the Reformation however were closely tied in to political and social conflict Two important figures of the time that had to deal with these political and social conflicts were John Calvin and Bartolom de Las Casas Both of these figures were men of their hour who basically gave their lives in order to see that their goals for reform where met This paper will take a look at both these mens lives and show that despite the obvious differences in both of these reformers lives they used politics in their strategy for reform thus sharing a single movement for reform in the 16th century John Calvin was born on July 10 1509 in Noyon France In those days the most important man in Noyon was a bishop whom Calvins father was a secretary to It was a factor that made his father decided that Calvin would get a religious education At fourteen his father sent him to the University of Paris to be trained to be a priest by studying theology He received a thorough conservative training in Catholic faith at this university His fathers affairs with the bishop fell out again playing a part in Calvins life His father now felt that law would be more to his liking and he sent Calvin to the University of Orleans and Bourges Despite the education he received at both universities Calvin was more interested in the study of the classics So when his father passes away he seized
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