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Calvin and His Influence, 1509–2009$
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Irena Backus and Philip Benedict

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199751846

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751846.001.0001

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Calvin the Workaholic

Calvin the Workaholic

(p.67) 3 Calvin the Workaholic
Calvin and His Influence, 1509–2009

Max Engammare

Calvin Tams

Oxford University Press

Calvin's notorious passion for work, which led to the traditional association between Calvinism and industriousness, is in many ways a reflection of the humanist topos that was widely used by Calvin's contemporaries. At the same time, however, there is no doubt that Calvin saw industriousness as a moral virtue and that his appetite for work was way above average.

Keywords:   humanism, industriousness, Calvinist work ethic, Calvin's personality

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