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What was John Calvin's view on Catholicism?

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04/30/2014

He grew up Catholic.

He recognized the idolatry.

He called the Pope anti-Christ.

He wrote the Institutes.

In addition to the above first answer, listed below are more specific views of John Calvin and Catholicism:

* As like Luther, Calvin believed that the Bible was the final authority on Christianity, not Papal Authorities;

* Calvin formulated the doctrine of "Predestination"'; and

* Calvin denied the Catholic position that only good works can enable a person's salvation.

In addition, Calvin was instrumental in spreading Protestantism throughout Europe.