John Calvin begins these sermons by asserting God's authority in all matters of belief and practice...The reformer's expositions are rooted in the principles of headship stated by Paul in 1 Cor. 11:3.
The reformer also explains the apostle's remarks on head coverings. He also applies the general themes of the text as they relate to our duties in the church and society. Calvin reminds his readers that "it is an offense against God when people do not practice what He has appointed in this world."
John Calvin (1509-1564) was a theological giant of the Protestant Reformation. A contemporary of Martin Luther, he had as much influence over this period of history as his German counterpart. In 1536 he published his famous Institutes of the Christian Religion, which was a systematic presentation of the Protestant position. His writings are still cherished and relevant today.