Also known as Confession de la Rochelle and Confessio Gallicana / the first of the four major Reformed doctrinal confessions, before Ursinus’ Heidelberg Catechism of 1563, Bullinger’s Confessio Helvetica Posterior of 1566, and the Westminster Confession of 1646 / 1558 three resolutions taken in Poitiers: Calvin was charged with drawing up the confession and church order for a church reformed in accordance with the Word, a national synod was to be held in Paris a year later, which would then adopt the texts and submit them to the king / 1571 synod in the Reformed city of La Rochelle, led by Theodore Beza, with revisions made to the confession / strong influence on the French-speaking world

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