Reformed Christianity

This is a Christian Protestant denomination, also called Calvinism, after its founder, John Calvin.

The Reformed church was one of the results of the Protestant Reformation. It’s name is coincidentally related to the Reformation itself. The Catholic church referred to the denomination as “Calvinism” (somewhat pejoratively), and that name is often still used.

There are two major branches: Dutch Reformed and German Reformed.

Reformed theology has five tenants or doctrines, represented by the acronym TULIP:

There are two major organizations of Reformed churches in the United States:

Why I Looked It Up

My children attended a Dutch Reformed Christian school (it was previously named “Calvin Christian School”). My son still attends a Dutch Reformed church. I never quite understood what it meant.

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