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In 1539, Cardinal Jacopo Sadoleto, Bishop of Carpentras, addressed a letter to the magistrates and voters of Geneva, asking them to come to the Roman Catholic religion. John Calvin answered to Sadoleto, protecting the adoption of the Protestant reforms. Sadoleto's letter and Calvin's answer represent the most fascinating exchanges of Roman Catholic/Protestant perspectives in the course of the Reformationand a good advent to the good non secular controversy of the 16th century. those statements will not be in vacuo of a Roman Catholic and Protestant place. They have been drafted in the middle of the spiritual clash that was once then dividing Europe. and so they mirror too the temperaments and private histories of the boys who wrote them. Sadoleto's letter has an irenic technique, an emphasis at the team spirit and peace of the Church, hugely attribute of the Christian Humanism he represented. Calvin's answer is partially a private safeguard, an apologia professional vita sua, that files his personal non secular event. And its taut, complete argument is attribute of the disciplined and logical brain of the writer of The Institutes of the Christian faith.
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Some of our [reformers] are known to you by fame. As to them, I appeal to your own conscience. Think you it was hunger which drove them away from you, and made them in despair flee to that change as a means of bettering their fortunes? But not to go over a long catalogue, this I say, that of those who first engaged in this cause, there was none who with you might not havebeen in better place and fortune than require on such grounds to look out for some new plan of life. But come and consider with me for a little what the honors and powers are which we have gained.
For J will act so that all may perceive that I have not only greatly the advantage of you in the goodness and justice of the cause, in conscientious rectitude,heartfelt sincerity, and candor of speech, but have also been considerably more successful in maintaining gentleness and moderation. There will doubtless be some things which will sting, or, it may be, speak daggers to your mind, but it will be my endeavor, first, not to allow any harsher expression to escape me than either the injustice of the accusations withwhich you have previously assailed me, or the necessity of the casemay extort; and, secondly, not to allow any degree of harshness which may amount to intemperance or passion, or which may, by its appearance of petulance, give offense to ingenuous minds.
For, in our other sins, which are like the billows of life, the anchor of our ship is still safe to keep us from rocks and shipwreck, because we turn our thoughts from time to timetoward God, and,stungwith compunction for sin,we,with silent groans, and with confession of our iniquity, implore His mercy. But in this deep and dreadful sin of preposterous and false religion, we no longer leaveto ourselves either God or anchor. Wherefore, dearest brethren, if we would be sa€e, this danger, in particular, we must most carefully and studiously shun.