Epistle to Marguerite De Navarre

in Epistle to Marguerite de Navarre and Preface to a Sermon by John Calvin

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print July 2004 | ISBN: 9780226142784
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226142753 | DOI:
Epistle to Marguerite De Navarre

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This chapter provides a description of salvation and abundance of grace wished to the Christian princess Marguerite of France, Queen of Navarre, Duchess of Alencon and of Berry, M[arie] D[entière] of Tournai through Jesus Christ. She was told that women should know how to flee and avoid all errors and false doctrines, whether from false Christians, Turks, or from others suspect in doctrine in dangerous times. Quite a lot of women are named and admired in the holy scripture for their good behavior, actions, and character. The Lord God desires that all without exception come to the true knowledge of truth through one mediator, Jesus Christ alone, by asking for that understanding only through a true and living faith, without wavering anyone, but in him all the wisdom and virtue resides to bring down all those who rise up against him.

Keywords: M[arie] D[entière]; Jesus Christ; women; Christians; Lord God; behavior; truth; character; holy scripture

Chapter.  22310 words. 

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)

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