The Roman Catholic Church during the Middle Ages and the Reformation was, in one respect, more Biblically orthodox than most of the modern church.
John Calvin begins his Institutes of the Christian Religion with a discussion of how and what we know. He does not actually use the word epistemology; his approach to knowledge is religious, not philosophical.
In 1611, the Hungarian reformer Paul Thuri lauded John Calvin's Institutes of the Christian Religion in this now-famous distich: Praeter apostolicas post Christi tempora chartas, huic peperere libro saecula nullam parem.
While working in a restaurant in the 1970s, I observed two very different attitudes toward work. The go-getter boss hated idleness and frequently exhorted us to greater productivity.
Biblical Christianity, especially as expressed by leaders of the Reformation, had an enduring influence on the establishment and development of the American Republic and in the Biblical world-and-life view held by ordinary Americans.
The implications of Calvinistic theology are immensely practical (as theology tends to be), and this easily can be seen in Calvinists' thoughts on economic issues. Calvin and his followers significantly improved the quality of economic thought in at least two respects.
I became a Christian and Calvinist as a result of doing research for Is Public Education Necessary?
By law, New Jersey's public school sex educators are required to stress that abstinence from sexual activity is the only completely reliable means of avoiding unwanted pregnancies and sexually-transmitted diseases.