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Extra calvinisticum
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Lutheran orthodoxy coined the term “extra calvinisticum” for the Calvinist teaching (Calvin’s Theology; Calvinism) that the deity of Christ exists and works outside (extra) the spatial and historical limitations of his humanity (Christology 2.4). As God, he is omnipresent (Ubiquity); as man, however (as against the Lutheran doctrine of ubiquity), he is localized in heaven, even after his ascension to the right hand of the Father (see Calvin Inst. 2.13.4 and Heidelberg Catechism q. 48).

The Christological distinction was rooted in the Protestant eucharistic controvers…

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Heron, Alasdair I. C., “Extra calvinisticum”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 16 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_E703>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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