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December 02, 2005

John Calvin: Theologian and Lactivist

John Calvin, in commenting upon Genesis 21:7 states:

". . .the Lord does not in vain prepare nutriment for children in their mothers' bosoms, before they are born. But those on whom he confers the honor of mothers, he, in this way, constitutes nurses; and they who deem it a hardship to nourish their own offspring, break, as far as they are able, the sacred bond of nature. If disease, or anything of that kind, is the hindrance, they have a just excuse; but for mothers voluntarily, and for their own pleasure, to avoid the trouble of nursing, and thus to make themselves only half-mothers, is a shameful corruption."

(Via calvinist and lactivist Pastor Lane)


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I suspected you'd be posting this. :-)

Posted by: brian at December 3, 2005 12:08 AM

Ok, so I think I have now been converted to Calvinism!

No not really, i am still searching and learning, but this sure helps!!!


Posted by: Amie at December 3, 2005 07:37 AM

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Posted by: barbaracurtis at December 3, 2005 09:27 AM

Oh, boy.

Posted by: Julana at December 3, 2005 02:50 PM

Hey, I have this on my blog right now too! I love this post. One of the mom's to be in my church is considering starting a LLL type group around this quote called the Geneva Consortium on Breastfeeding!

Great....join up.

Posted by: Nate Eshelman at December 10, 2005 11:37 PM

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