"The God of the Genevan reformer [Calvin] was a monster of iniquity. He was so bent on justice that he possessed no conscience. He was so concerned about being respected and glorified that He found in Himself neither glory nor respect for men. When men become servants of such a God, they may be expected to set flame to the faggots piled high about the body of a Servetus or preach the sermon of Jonathan Edwards, `Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.'”
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This is from Martin Luther King's 1953 Boston University essay, "A Comparison and Evaluation of the Theology of Luther with that of Calvin." King does a good job of comparing Luther with Calvin, but wrongly concludes that Calvin's doctrine of God loses sight of God's love because of Calvin's misguided emphasis upon God's sovereignty.
The essay was submitted to Harold DeWolf for a class on Christian doctrine. This is found in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project. Here's the link, http://mlk-kpp01.stanford.edu/primarydocuments/Vol2/530515ComparionAndEvaluation.pdf