Religion: For Heresy

Because the Papists persecute the truth, should we on that account refrain from repressing error?

—John Calvin

On the hill of Champel, just outside the city of Geneva, a man was made ready for burning. A crown of straw and leaves sprinkled with sulphur was placed on his head, and a thick rope was wound around his neck. He was chained to a stake and a pile of fresh wood lay at his feet. A book of his own authorship, called The Restoration of Christianity, was bound to his arm. When the executioner waved the...

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