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French
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

La vie de Calvin - Calvin's life

2 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 111 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
10 videos
1. Le concept de réforme - The concept of 'reform'11m
2. La Réforme à Genève - Geneva's reformation11m
3. Calvin en 1536: un jeune homme de 27 ans - Calvin in 1536: a young man of 27 years11m
4. Le premier séjour à Genève 1536-1538 - Calvin's first stay in Geneva (1536-1538)13m
5. L’étape strasbourgeoise 1538-1541 - The Strasbourg years (1538-1541)14m
6. Construire la Réforme à Genève 1540-1555 - Reforming Geneva (1540-1555)12m
bonus facultatif: L’affaire Servet / The Servet affair (1553)10m
8. La Réforme de Calvin et l’instruction - Calvin's Reform and Education11m
9. La Genève de Calvin 1555-1564 - Calvin's Geneva, 1555-156410m
1 reading
Lectures et ressources de la semaine 1 - Readings and resources for week 110m
1 practice exercise
Quiz de la semaine 1 - Quiz for week 124m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

La pensée théologique de Calvin - Calvin's theology

3 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 126 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
11 videos
1. Calvin et la Bible - Calvin and the Bible14m
2. L’Institution de la religion chrétienne - The Institutes of the Christian Religion12m
3. Quel est le sens de la vie humaine? The meaning of human existence11m
4. La bonté du Père - God's fatherly goodness14m
5. Le Christ rédempteur - Christ the reconciler13m
6. L’Esprit sanctificateur - The Spirit who sanctifies12m
7. Election et réprobation divines: «mauvaise» ou «bonne» nouvelle? Divine election and reprobation: 'good' or 'bad' news?13m
8. La communauté chrétienne - The Christian community7m
9. La Cène - The Lord's Supper13m
10. La spiritualité réformée - Reformed spirituality11m
1 reading
Lectures et ressources de la semaine 2 - Readings and resources for week 210m
1 practice exercise
Quiz pour le module 2 - Quiz for module 224m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

L'éthique de Calvin - Calvin's ethics

2 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 89 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
9 videos
1. Une éthique théologique - A theological ethic7m
2. Le commandement du Créateur - The Creator's command13m
3. Le commandement du Rédempteur - The Redeemer's command10m
4. Le commandement du Sanctificateur, discussion des thèses de Max Weber - The Sanctifier's command, discussion of Max Weber's thesis14m
5. Les avantages du modèle: une éthique de la responsabilité - The strength of the model: an ethic of responsibility10m
6. Les risques du modèle: moralisme et théocratie - The risks of the model: moralism and theocracy9m
7. Culte, liturgie, musique - Worship, liturgy and music10m
8. Calvin et la langue française - Calvin and French language10m
1 reading
Lectures et ressources de la semaine 3 - Readings and resources for week 310m
1 practice exercise
Quiz pour le module 3 - Quiz for module 322m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

La diffusion du calvinisme - The spread of calvinism

3 hours to complete
16 videos (Total 174 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
16 videos
1. Le mythe de Genève - The myth of Geneva11m
2. Les guerres de religion. Les Refuges aux 16e-17e siècles - Wars of Religion and the Refuge9m
3. Les premiers pas du calvinisme au-delà de l'Europe - Calvinism's first steps beyond Europe13m
4. Du calvinisme au puritanisme - From Calvinism to Puritanism11m
5. Du calvinisme à l'orthodoxie réformée - Calvinism on its way to Reformed Orthodoxy12m
6. De l’orthodoxie aux Lumières - From Orthodoxy to the Enlightenment9m
7. Rousseau et Calvin - Rousseau and Calvin15m
8. Friedrich Schleiermacher et l’héritage calvinien8m
9. Réveils et missions - Awakenings and missions12m
10. Le calvinisme francophone durant la Deuxième Guerre mondiale: Madeleine Barot et Marc Boegner - Francophone Calvinism during World War II: Madeleine Barot and Marc Boegner12m
11. Roger Schütz et les débuts de Taizé - Roger Schütz and the beginnings of Taizé14m
12. Karl Barth héritier critique de Calvin - Karl Barth as critical heir of Calvin15m
13. Ambiguïtés du calvinisme en Afrique du Sud - Ambiguities of Calvinism in South Africa12m
14a. Calvinisme et les arts visuels - Calvinism and the visual arts (pt 1)6m
14b. Calvinisme et les arts visuels - Calvinism and the visual arts (pt 2)7m
1 reading
Lectures et ressources de la semaine 4 - Readings and resources for week 410m
1 practice exercise
Test pour la semaine 4 - Quiz for week 426m

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