Luther was not, like Calvin, a man of rigid system.
Calvin, at Farel's invitation, settled in Geneva (1536) the work of reformation became more constructive.
It was on this subject of keeping pure the Lord's Table that the controversy arose between the ministers and the town councillors which ended in the banishment of Calvin, Farel and Conrad from Geneva.
When John Knox visited Calvin at Geneva one Sunday, it is said that he discovered him engaged in a game; and John Aylmer (1521-1594), though bishop of London, enjoyed a game of a Sunday afternoon, but used such language "as justly exposed his character to reproach."
The severity of the disciplinary measures which followed procured a reaction under which Farel and Calvin were banished the city in 1538.