Calvin the Workaholic

Max Engammare and Calvin Tams

in Calvin and His Influence, 1509–2009

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9780199751846
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199914562 | DOI:
Calvin the Workaholic

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Calvin's notorious passion for work, which led to the traditional association between Calvinism and industriousness, is in many ways a reflection of the humanist topos that was widely used by Calvin's contemporaries. At the same time, however, there is no doubt that Calvin saw industriousness as a moral virtue and that his appetite for work was way above average.

Keywords: humanism; industriousness; Calvinist work ethic; Calvin's personality

Chapter.  10040 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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