Registers of the Consistory of Geneva At the Time of Calvin
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This volume of primary source documents from John Calvin's church reveals what life was like during the Reformation in a city where ecclesiastical discipline affected many. The registers give historians and students of the Reformation information crucial to understanding this fascinating period in church history. Within the first twenty-four months of the Consistory's existence, some 850 people were called to appear. The details contained within these records provide a veritable cross-section of Genevan life and testify to the immense role played by the church in Reformation society.
Robert M. Kingdon is the Hilldale Professor of History, Emeritus, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, former Director and current Member of the Institute for Research in the Humanities, and former editor of the Sixteenth Century Journal. A world authority on the religious, political, and legal history of Calvinist Geneva and France, he has published dozens of articles and seven books, including Adultery and Divorce in Calvinbs Geneva (1995) and the multi-volume Registres du Consistoire de GenC(ve au Temps de Calvin (1996- )
- V. 1. 1542-1544.