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Farel, Guillaume

(1489–1565). B. Dauphiné, Fr.; Prot. reformer; follower of J. Lefèvre* d'Étaples; held M. Luther's* views on grace and justification; fled Fr. 1523; active in Meaux, Basel, Montbéliard, Strasbourg, Berne, Aigle, Neuchâel, and Geneva; persuaded J. Calvin* to settle in Geneva; banished with Calvin 1538; pastor Neuchâtel. See also Neuchâtel, Independent Evangelical Church of; Switzerland, 2.

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