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All articles & reviews tagged with switzerland

Historical

September 2019
Articles > Historical

Theodore Beza (1519–1605)

Theodore Beza is probably unknown, or not well-known outside of scholarly circles. This is a great pity, given his gigantic stature in the history of the Reformed faith. Beza was John Calvin’s most illustrious personal disciple, and indeed Calvin’s successor as the spiritual leader of the Reformed ‘capital city’ of Geneva. Born five hundred…

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Historical

October 2017
Articles > Historical

Pierre Viret (1511-1571) — another forgotten Reformer (1)

Some years ago, my wife and I were able to take a vacation in Switzerland. This was the first time either of us had been there, and a highlight was visiting the scene of some of the great heroes of the sixteenth century Protestant Reformation. Most people have heard of Martin Luther and John…

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Switzerland – awakening interest in Apologetics and Reformed Theology

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June 2005
Switzerland

Switzerland – awakening interest in Apologetics and Reformed Theology

As pastor of the Action Biblique church in Basel, Switzerland, I was recently able to organise two seminars led by Dr Martin Erdmann – whose apologetics approach is founded on Reformed theology. I was grateful for this opportunity for several reasons.   Firstly, Christian apologetics is not talked about much in Evangelical churches these…

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Missionary Spotlight-Italian Switzerland

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April 2003
Switzerland

Missionary Spotlight-Italian Switzerland

Italian Switzerland includes the canton of Ticino. The Protestant Reformed Church was established here in the nineteenth century and today has churches in towns like Muralto, Ascona, Locarno-Monti, Bellin-zona and Mesolcina. This denomination is like Reformed Churches in other parts of Switzerland. It enjoys media slots and teaching opportunities on radio and television, as…

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Missionary Spotlight-God at work in French-speaking Switzerland

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December 2002
Switzerland

Missionary Spotlight-God at work in French-speaking Switzerland

Nearly 500 years ago, between 1528 and 1536, the Reformation took root in the French-speaking cantons of Neuchâtel, Vaud, Geneva and Bernese Jura. This occurred largely through the influence of William Farel, Pierre Viret and John Calvin. But during the eighteenth century, their biblical teaching was rapidly replaced by a heresy called Socianism, which…

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Missionary Spotlight-Where could I find God?

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December 2002
Switzerland

Missionary Spotlight-Where could I find God?

I was born in Switzerland in December 1963. My parents, two sisters and I lived in a ski resort in the Valais areaof the Swiss Alps. In 1968 my father died suddenly of a brain embolism. His death, and the restless adolescence of my two sisters, upset me very much. I left home when…

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November 2002
Switzerland

Missionary Spotlight – Facts

Area:15,940 square miles. Switzerland is landlocked.   Neighbouring countries: France, Germany, Liechtenstein, Austria and Italy. Environment: Switzerland is very mountainous. More than 70% is covered by the majestic Alps and their valleys. The Jura mountains are lower and popular with skiers. Between these two mountain systems there is a central plateau of hills, plains…

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