Scarcely any of the reproaches made by the Catholics against the Calvinists caused such quick reactions of loud-toned countercharges and flashes of anger as that of “schism.”1 “You have rent the cloak of the Lord, severed the holy union of charity,”2 intoned a chorus of Catholic voices, and the battery of Défenses, Réfutations, and Justifications which answered back showed that the vital nerve had been touched. The accusation could not be more serious: it was the question of the very right of the Calvinists to exist, the unblinking eye of a most orderly and unified Catholic century ever calling them to account; the one issue they could never push aside, which, like a magnet, drew everything they wrote and said into position around it.3


Seventeenth Century Historical Parallel Preceding Century Grand Nombre Religious Matter 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 13.
    A. Rambour, Récit véritable de … la conference verbale entre le sieur Tves, Capucin, et Abraham Rambour, Ministre du S. Evangile (Charenton & Paris, 1640).Google Scholar
  2. 15.
    Conférence entre David Eustache, Ministre du Saint Evangile, et Richard Mercier, jésuite… (Genève, 1649). For other conferences during this period, v. Rébelliau, Bossuet, p. 8, n. 2.Google Scholar
  3. 39.
    David Blondel, Actes Authentiques des Eglises Réformées de France, Germanie, Grande Bretaigne, Pologne, Hongrie, Païs Bas etc. … (Amsterdam, 1655), p.46.Google Scholar
  4. 44.
    Emile Armand, Essai sur la vie de DuMoulin et quelques-uns de ses écrits, these, Université de France, Faculté de Théologie protestante de Strasbourg (Strasbourg. 1846), pp, 3–31.Google Scholar
  5. 57.
    Jean Claude, La Défense de la reformation contre le livre initulé Préjugéz légitimes contre les calvinistes (Quevilly & Roüen, 1973), p. 67.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Martinus Nijhoff, The Hague, Netherlands 1965

Authors and Affiliations

  • Walter Rex

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations