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Friday, July 10, 2009

Calvin in America

Five hundred years ago today John Calvin was born. Damon Linker has an interesting article in the New Republic on the ways in which Calvin's ideas influenced American culture. I don't completely agree with his take, but there is no denying that an understanding of Calvinist thought is essential to an understanding of American history and culture. Read the article here. There's a lot in it to think about.