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Calvinism

(Encyclopedia) Calvinism, term used in several different senses. It may indicate the teachings expressed by John Calvin himself; it may be extended to include all that developed from his doctrine and…

Brewer's: Calvinism

The five chief points of Calvinism are: (1) Predestination, or particular election. (2) Irresistible grace. (3) Original sin, or the total depravity of the natural man, which renders…

Calvin Peete

Calvin PeeteBorn: July 18, 1943Golf began playing golf at the age of 23; earned over $2 million in career earnings; selected to the U.S. Ryder Cup teams in 1983 and 1985.Walter PaytonN -…

Calvin Klein

Fashion designer Calvin Klein is particularly known for his jeans and and for his many provocative underwear advertisements. Klein graduated from New York's Fashion Institute of Technology in 1964…

Calvin Coolidge

Name at birth: John Calvin CoolidgeFamed for his taciturn New England attitude and no-nonsense approach to governance, Calvin Coolidge was president of the United States from 1923-1929. As the…

Calvin Borel

Calvin Borel is the veteran Louisiana jockey who won the Kentucky Derby in 2007, 2009 and 2010. Borel began riding in local races at age eight. He dropped out of school after the eighth grade and…

John Calvin

Name at birth: Jean CauvinFew theologians have had more influence on Western Christian thought and culture than John Calvin, one of the fathers of the Reformed branch of Protestant Christianity.…

Frederick III

(Encyclopedia) Frederick III (Frederick the Pious), 1515–76, elector palatine (1559–76). The first German prince to accept Calvinism, he ordered the Heidelberg Catechism (1563) drawn up (see under…

Calvin Fuller Biography

inventorBorn: 25 May 1902Best Known as: co-creator of the silicon solar cell Chemist Calvin Fuller, along with Bell Labs colleagues Daryl Chapin and Gerald…

Calvin Griffith Biography

Calvin GriffithAge: 87 baseball owner who moved the Washington Senators to Minnesota and created the Twins franchise; a front-page editorial in The Minneapolis Star called for his resignation…