Treatise on Relics

by John Calvin


John Calvin's Treatise on Relics will not hold a lot of surprises for one if one is familiar with John Calvin. Relics have long been held sacred with the Roman Catholic Church and others. Calvin approaches his reproach of relics from many different angles. Calvin cites the lack of credible evidence supporting the authenticity of individual relics. The relics quickly become a temptation to make them items to be venerated and even worshiped. Relics have been assigned special powers by some. Cults have even developed around certain relics. The bottom line would be Calvin's rejection of relics themselves along with other"trappings" that become a stumbling block to worshiping God alone.

Wailand Groenendyk
CCEL Staff Writer

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Picture of John Calvin
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Born: July 10, 1509 (at noyon)
Died: May 27, 1564 (at geneva)
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