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The Reformation in the French-Speaking World

Camden Bucey provides a preview of our upcoming symposium scheduled for Saturday, May 18, 2024. In this event, we will explore pivotal moments and figures in the history of the Reformed tradition. This event will feature four presentations and related discussions on critical theological developments and historical events that have shaped the Protestant Church, particularly within the French-speaking world. Whether you are a scholar, student, or simply passionate about church history and theology, this symposium offers enriching insights into the enduring legacy and challenges of the Reformed tradition.


  • Dan Borvan: The Church Under the Cross: An Overview of the French Reformed Church
  • David Noe: Theodore Beza at the Colloquy of Poissy (1561)
  • Marty Klauber: The Eucharistic Theology of Jean Mestrezat
  • Stephen Davis: The War of the Camisards (1702–1704): Huguenot Resistance Under Louis XIV

Visit https://www.reformedforum.org/francophone for more information.

We also include the first two lessons in Dr. Carlton Wynne’s new course on John Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion, Books 1–2.


  • 00:00:07 Introduction
  • 00:02:29 Symposium on the Reformation in the Francophone World
  • 00:06:57 Overview of the French Reformed Church
  • 00:11:30 Beza at the Colloquy of Poissy
  • 00:13:12 The Eucharistic Theology of Jean Mestrezat
  • 00:15:12 The War of the Camisards (1702–1704)
  • 00:18:09 Carlton Wynne’s Course on Calvin’s Institutes, Books 1-2
  • 00:23:38 Introduction to Calvin’s Institutes
  • 00:52:03 John Calvin the Man
  • 01:26:01 Conclusion


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