Calvin scholars often tell the story how William Farel hastily visited John Calvin as he passed through Geneva on the night of 10/7/1536, and detained him in Geneva with the solemn curse of God upon his literary studies if he did not stop in Geneva to help forward the work of the Protestant Reformation in that city.
Calvin was on his way to Strasbourg, and this stop-over has been called “the most fateful detour in history”.
However, if one suggests to these Calvin scholars that they should be more involved in Christian politics, they want to get back to their books. Ouch! that hurts.
‘I sought a man among them, that should stand in the gap before Me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none’ Ezk 22:30.