The Power of the Sword

Sharing Options

Book 4/Chapter 11

Bishops or princes (section 9)?

1. What does Calvin call the assumption of the power of the sword by bishops?

2. Where did the Lord prohibit such power to the church?

How it happened (section 10)

1. How did bishops gain this power?

2. But what would they do if they had any spark of the apostolic spirit?

Bernard’s view (section 11)

1. What did Bernard say that Peter left to his successors?

2. What do bishops have instead of a scepter?

Donation of Constantine (section 12)

1. What does Calvin call the Donation of Constantine?

These are the questions for the readings for Friday, October 16, and those readings can be found here.

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