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A Reformation Debate: John Calvin & Jacopo Sadoleto

John C. Olin


In 1539, Cardinal Jacopo Sadoleto, Bishop of Carpentras, addressed a letter to the magistrates and citizens of Geneva, asking them to return to the Roman Catholic faith. John Calvin replied to Sadoleto, defending the adoption of the Protestant reforms. Sadoleto's letter and Calvin's reply constitute one of the most interesting exchanges of Roman Catholic/Protestant views during the Reformation and an excellent introduction to the great religious controversy of the 16th century. These statements are not in vacuo of a Roman Catholic and Protestant position. They were drafted in the midst of the ... More

Keywords: Cardinal Jacopo Sadoleto, Bishop of Carpentras, Geneva, Roman Catholic, John Calvin, Protestant, Reformation, Humanism, Europe

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780823219902
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011 DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823219902.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John C. Olin, editor