When the Genevan council recalled John Calvin from Strasbourg in 1541, it also agreed to allow him to draft a set of Ecclesiastical Ordinances for them to adopt. These ordinances as written included a provision for the creation of a disciplinary body known as the Consistory. This was a moral tribunal of sorts, comprised of city pastors, elders, and magistrates. For the rest of the sixteenth century, moral supervision became a hallmark of the newly established Reformed movement. The experience proved complex in nature. Struggles ensued between magistrates and ecclesiastical leaders over the right of excommunication and the extent of disciplinary rigor. Individuals sometimes resisted openly. Meanwhile, this disciplinary fervor spawned a slew of moralizing sermons, treatises, poetry, and emblems. Public remonstrances likewise played an important role in the inner workings of the city. This symposium, therefore, examines this grand experiment in social control from several angles and attempts to clarify its theological and social foundations as well as its practical successes and failures. This examination in turn will shed light on tensions within the Reformed tradition in later periods.