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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 10, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, July 10, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, July 10, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Tuesday, July 10, 2007.

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Today is Monday, July 10, the 191st day of 2006 with 174 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, July 10, the 191st day of 2005 with 174 to follow.
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Term 'God gene' may have been misleading

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- A Church of Scotland official says the U.S. scientist who coined the phrase "God gene" has admitted it is misleading.

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Today is Saturday, July 10, the 192nd day of 2004 with 174 to follow.
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Today is Thursday, July 10, the 191st day of 2003 with 174 to follow.
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Faith: A cudgel called fundamentalism

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- If you really want to stick it to someone you disapprove of -- say, President George W. Bush -- then call him a fundamentalist. That will do it. It will put him
UWE SIEMON-NETTO, UPI Religion Editor

Faith: A war unjustly labeled, Part 1

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- The Bush administration may have brought upon itself unnecessary difficulties with the faith community when it floated the notion of a "pre-emptive attack" and a "preventative war" against Iraq, prominent U.S. theologians suggested Wednesday.
UWE SIEMON-NETTO, UPI Religion Editor

Review: Philip Pullman's secular faith

NEW YORK, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- To the news that Tom Stoppard has signed on to adapt Philip Pullman's fantasy trilogy "His Dark Materials" for the screen, one might reasonably reply: Why would such an erudite playwright be interested in a children's book?
ALICIA MOSIER

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Blockbuster novels of the apocalypse

WASHINGTON, July 10 (UPI) -- The authors of a monumentally successful series of apocalyptic novels explained their purpose and answered critics before a receptive audience at the National Press Club earlier this week.
LOU MARANO

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Today is Wednesday, July 10, the 191st day of 2002 with 174 to follow.
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John Calvin (Middle French: Jean Cauvin) (10 July 1509 – 27 May 1564) was an influential French theologian and pastor during the Protestant Reformation. He was a principal figure in the development of the system of Christian theology later called Calvinism. Originally trained as a humanist lawyer, he broke from the Roman Catholic Church around 1530. After religious tensions provoked a violent uprising against Protestants in France, Calvin fled to Basel, Switzerland, where in 1536 he published the first edition of his seminal work Institutes of the Christian Religion.

In that year, Calvin was invited by William Farel to help reform the church in Geneva. The city council resisted the implementation of Calvin and Farel's ideas, and both men were expelled. At the invitation of Martin Bucer, Calvin proceeded to Strasbourg, where he became the minister of a church of French refugees. He continued to support the reform movement in Geneva, and was eventually invited back to lead its church. Following his return, he introduced new forms of church government and liturgy, despite the opposition of several powerful families in the city who tried to curb his authority. During this period, Michael Servetus, a Spaniard known for his heretical views, arrived in Geneva. He was denounced by Calvin and executed by the city council. Following an influx of supportive refugees and new elections to the city council, Calvin's opponents were forced out. Calvin spent his final years promoting the Reformation both in Geneva and throughout Europe.

Calvin was a tireless polemic and apologetic writer who generated much controversy. He also exchanged cordial and supportive letters with many reformers including Philipp Melanchthon and Heinrich Bullinger. In addition to the Institutes, he wrote commentaries on most books of the Bible as well as theological treatises and confessional documents, and he regularly gave sermons throughout the week in Geneva. Calvin was influenced by the Augustinian tradition, which led him to expound the doctrine of predestination and the absolute sovereignty of God in salvation.

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