Chapter

The Company of Pastors

Scott M. Manetsch

in Calvin's Company of Pastors

Published in print December 2012 | ISBN: 9780199938575
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199980741 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199938575.003.0003

Series: Oxford Studies in Historical Theology

The Company of Pastors

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Chapter 2 describes John Calvin’s initial efforts to recruit a competent pastoral company for Geneva’s churches, and offers quantitative evidence as to the geographical origins, social location, and educational backgrounds of these ministers. Special attention will be paid to key foreign- and native-born ministers, including Theodore Beza, Jean Trembley, Simon Goulart, Charles Perrot, Lambert Daneau, Antoine de Chandieu, Jean Diodati, and Theodore Tronchin. The final section of the chapter explores how leadership of the Company of Pastors (specifically the office of moderator) was constructed and sometimes contested during the generations immediately following Calvin’s death.

Keywords: clerical education; clerical background; Company of Pastors; moderator; Theodore Beza; Simon Goulart; Charles Perrot; Lambert Daneau; Antoine de Chandieu; Jean Diodati; John Calvin; Calvinism; social profile

Chapter.  14179 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Christianity

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