Hence, certain of the philosophers have not improperly called man a microcosm (miniature world), as being a rare specimen of divine power, wisdom, and goodness, and containing, within himself, wonders sufficient to occupy our minds, if we are willing so to employ them. . .every man having, within himself, undoubted evidence of the heavenly grace by which he lives, and moves, and has his being. – John Calvin (1509-1564), Institutes of the Christian Religion (1559), 1.5.3.


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