"Was it Calvinism?"
Statue of John Calvin in Geneva
Public DomainStatue of John Calvin in Geneva - Credit: Maurice Raymond (1862-1910)

 Calvinism is a form of Christianity that developed during the 16th century. It takes its name from Jean Cauvin (1509-1564) who is known in English as John Calvin.

Calvin, a French theologian and pastor who was one of the principal figures of the Protestant Reformation, was a major influence on John Knox (Bookmark p.33).

This meant that the Church of Scotland (known informally as 'The Kirk', and in Gaelic as Eaglais na h-Alba) developed in the Calvinist tradition, which is also known as Presbyterianism.