• JOHANNES CALVIN - REFORMER AND AGITATOR

    JOHANNES CALVIN - REFORMER AND AGITATOR

    license film
  • JOHANNES CALVIN - REFORMER AND AGITATOR

    JOHANNES CALVIN - REFORMER AND AGITATOR

    license film

JOHANNES CALVIN - REFORMER AND AGITATOR

a film by Werner Koehne, André Schäfer

JOHANNES CALVIN - REFORMER AND AGITATOR

Germany | 2009

Synopsis
No other person has had quite as much influence on modernity as John Calvin, one of Europe's greatest reformers of the 16th century. 500 years span between his lifetime and ours. Today he has been seemingly forgotten by many, while most of those who do remember him regard him as a character shrouded by clichés.
One paints him as a homourless spoil sport, while another one
sets him up to be the inventor of sadomasochistic Christianity.
Beyond his ever-changing image in history one thing remains: this industrious ascetic has not only presented us with a fundamental component for the reformation, but also greatly influenced our modernway of life, as well as our perception of work ethics and individuality. Who was this John Calvin? And what drove him to develop the doctrine, that would later be called Calvinism and appeal to masses all
over the world, even today?
Cast and Crew
  • Director Werner Koehne, André Schäfer
  • Director of Photography Bernd Meiners
  • Editor Anja Theismann
Original Languages

German

English

German

Production Company
FLORIANFILM GMBH
Unter Krähenbäumen 4, 50670 Köln

Phone: +49 221 2005280

Fax: +49 221 2005282

post@florianfilm.de
http://www.florianfilm.de
Co-Production Company
EIKON MEDIA GmbH
Germany
www.eikon-film.de
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