Saturday, July 16, 2016

Fast and Humiliation Proclamations were Calvinist in origin

Jefferson and Virginia looked to Calvinists for fast and Humiliation Proclamations:

"With the help, therefore, of Rushworth, whom we rummaged over for the resolutionary precedents and forms of the Puritans of that day, preserved by him, we made up a resolution, somewhat modernizing their phrases, for appointing the 1st day of June, on which the Port Bill was to commence, for a day of fasting, humiliation, and prayer, to implore Heaven to avert from us the evils of civil war, to inspire us with firmness in support of our rights, and to turn the hearts of the king and Parliament to moderation and justice."

--Jefferson's Autobiography

Calvin's influence in this country is no less than awesome.

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