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John Calvin (1509–1564) Geneva-based Protestant Reformer of Christianity; for more see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Calvin

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Calvin's Reformed churches were called Presbyterian because they were governed by committees of Elders, ET of the New Testament Gk *presbyteroi* (not by bishops, ET of the Gk *episkopoi*, "overseers" > Episcopal). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presbyterianism

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