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Encyclopedia > Pierre Viret

Pierre Viret (Orbe 1511 - Orthez 1571) was a Swiss reformed theologian. Orbe is a small town in the canton of Vaud, Switzerland. ... Events Diego Velázquez and Hernán Cortés conquer Cuba; Velázquez appointed Governor. ... Orthez is a town and commune of south-western France, in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques département, 25 m. ... Events January 11 - Austrian nobility is granted Freedom of religion. ... The Protestant Reformation was a movement which began in the 16th century as a series of attempts to reform the Roman Catholic Church, but ended in division and the establishment of new institutions, most importantly Lutheranism, Reformed churches, and Anabaptists. ... Theology is reasoned discourse concerning God (Greek θεος, theos, God, + λογος, logos, word or reason). It also refers to the study of other religious topics. ...

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Youth


Pierre Viret was born in Orbe, Swiss small town in 1511. His parents were poor.


He studied as a scholar and then attended the University of Paris. William Farel and some of his teachers who were Lutheran sympathizers makes him convert to Reformation faith. The Protestant Reformation was a movement which began in the 16th century as a series of attempts to reform the Roman Catholic Church, but ended in division and the establishment of new institutions, most importantly Lutheranism, Reformed churches, and Anabaptists. ...


Preaching


Subsequently, he preached in Lausanne and Geneva, before missionary tours in France preaching to crowds of thousands (Paris, Orléans, Avignon, Montauban, and Montpellier). Riots often followed his preaching.


One time, he was captured by Catholic forces. In France, Viret was considered as one of the most popular French-speaking preacher in 16th century.


But before all, he was THE reformer of the city of Lausanne, where he converted the local population to the Reformation faith. In his time, Lausanne also became, with Geneva, a training ground for Reformation preachers. Among those who studied in Lausanne was the author of the Belgic Confession, Guido (Guy) de Bres. Location within Switzerland Lausanne (46°31′10″ N 6°37′56″ E) is a city in the French-speaking part of Switzerland, situated on the shores of Lake Geneva (French: Lac Léman), and facing Évian-les-Bains (France). ...


Bibliographic sources


1. Linder, Robert D. "Forgotten Reformer." Christian History.


2. "Viret, Pierre." Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation


3. Procedures Held With Regard to those of the Religion of the Netherlands (1568)


External links

  • [1] Several biographies in English and French
  • Forgotten Reformer A biographical article in Christianity Today.

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