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William Farel (Bitesize Biographies)

by Jason Zuidema

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0852349548, Paperback)

William Farel lived his life as one of the magisterial Reformers in
the shadow of John Calvin and for that reason has been little
known. He was born in 1489 and in the 1520 s was one of the
first French speakers to echo Luther s critique of the Roman
Catholic church, having arrived at his own conclusions by simply
reading Scripture. Farel saw this as a work of God s grace and
soon developed a passion to spread the Gospel to other Frenchspeaking
lands. By 1528 he had produced the first draft of a
French Reformed liturgy and other works soon followed. By 1532
he was in Geneva, where he would meet Calvin in 1536 and be
by God s grace the main agent in Calvin s call to the city. Calvin
described it in his Preface to his commentary on the Psalms:
. . . . 'Guillaume Farel detained me at Geneva, not so much by
counsel and exhortation, as by a dreadful imprecation, which I
felt to be as if God had from heaven laid his mighty hand upon
me to arrest me.' Jason Zuidema has written a thrilling account of Farel s life and
challenges the classic thinking that a worn-out Farel handed over
to Calvin in Geneva. Although Farel was some twenty years older
than Calvin he was an intellectual giant and continued to be a
major influence in the Reformation process.

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