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Americas Calvinist Destiny Identified And Specified

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First and foremost, Calvinism, including Puritanism, essentially originates, functions, and remains by the 21st century as the theological design and, whenever and wherever established, the social system of religious fundamentalism, notably theocracy. Calvinism and consequently Puritanism is fundamentalist and theocratic Protestantism, or more so than such other Protestant branches as Lutheranism and Anglicanism. Notably, Calvinism historically originated and operated as the evangelical and theocratic movement and revolution or the Second Protestant Reformation first in France and then beyond under Calvin's leadership. This was indicated by early French Calvinism's striking but indicative and even prophetic conclusion and implied prescription at a Calvinist Synod nearby, "of all places", Paris in 1559. As a corollary of its sociological holism and Calvinism's total mastery of the world, Calvinist Bibliocracy typically tends to be a totalitarian social system or society, including,but not limited to, its polity.

Keywords: America; Anglicanism; Calvinist; Lutheranism; Puritanism; sociological holism



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